HYDE PARK — Hyde Park was hit with three robberies, two that appear to be related, on Tuesday.
Two men armed with a chrome handgun are believed to be behind to robberies, while a third man is being sought for the robbery of a University of Chicago Laboratory School student, according to U. of C. police.
The Lab School student was allegedly robbed at 3:25 p.m. Tuesday in the vestibule of an apartment building on East Madison Park between Woodlawn and Dorchester avenues. The student let a man into the building, who then implied he had a gun and demanded the student’s cell phone. He then ran away south down Woodlawn Avenue and east onto Hyde Park Boulevard.
The two other robberies appear to be related, according to university police.
At 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, two men, one armed with a chrome handgun, came up to a student walking in the alley behind 5454 S. South Shore Drive and took the student’s phone and wallet and then ran away.
At 10 p.m. Tuesday, two men, one armed with a chrome handgun, came up to a university student walking into an apartment building on Kimbark Avenue between 51st and 52nd streets and took the student’s wallet and cellphone and then ran away.
Police did not provide a description of any of the men allegedly involved in the robberies.
The Chicago Police Department is investigating all three cases.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Area Central Bureau of Detectives at 312-747-8382.