At least twice recently men have been robbed in the early morning hours after stopping to talk with a woman or a group of women outside neighborhood bars on the
In two listed attacks on the Near North Side, the men were robbed of cell phones and money, either by the women themselves or by two male associates after luring the victim into a nearby SUV "to party," police said in the alert.
One robbery happened Jan. 6 about 2:30-3 a.m. on the 2000 block of North Halsted Avenue, and another took place Jan. 13 at 2:30 a.m. on the 900 block of West Armitage Avenue.
One robbery took place in a black SUV, while, in the other, the women jumped into a waiting black SUV and fled. Police said the vehicle possibly was a Pontiac.
No weapon was displayed in either case, police said.
The alert says general descriptions vary on the robbers, but the suspects are one to three women about 27 or 28 years old, and the two male suspects are 20 to 30 years old.
Anyone with information is asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.