In separate robberies over the weekend, one man was robbed by rifle-wielding assailants in the Hollygrove area, and another man was robbed by a bicyclist in the Milan neighborhood.
Around 5:30 p.m. Sunday, residents of a home in the 1300 block of Jackson Avenue heard a knock at the door and someone calling out, “UPS,” according to police. When one resident opened the door, there was a man with a gun instead who began trying to force his way inside, so two residents began trying to shut the door, the report states.
During the struggle, the attacker stuck his hand in, “fired multiple shots inside,” and then fled, the report states. No one was injured.
Two other robberies were reported in the Uptown area over the weekend, reports show.Shortly after noon on Saturday, two masked men in a black truck — possibly a Toyota Tundra or Nissan Titan PK — drove up on a man in his mid 40s in the 8900 block of Nelson Street, according to reports. One of the men got out of the truck and ordered the victim closer, and the driver pointed a rifle out of the window and demanded his money in Spanish, the report states. The victim gave them his wallet and they drove off toward South Carrollton Avenue, the report states.
Around 2:40 a.m. Sunday, another man in his 40s was approached in the 2800 block of Amelia Street by a man on a bicycle armed with a handgun, the report states. He took the victim’s money and left, the report states.
Anyone with information about any of these incidents is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.