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Minutes After West Loop Woman Knocked Out, Robbers Hit Bridgeport: Police

By  Joe Ward and Ariel Cheung | October 18, 2017 2:59pm 

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BRIDGEPORT — Fifteen minutes after knocking a woman unconscious and robbing her in the West Loop Sunday, two men struck again in Bridgeport, police said.

In both incidents the men walked up to their victims and demanded belongings, police said. The two traveled south after they were seen in surveillance video footage fleeing the West Loop in a vehicle.

One of the men first attacked a 33-year-old woman just moments after she greeted him with a "good morning" at 9 a.m. Sunday at Aberdeen and Fulton.

"I looked him in the eyes and said, 'Good morning,' and he immediately raged at me," she said. "I remember being hit like a football player would hit another football player, and my head hit the ground pretty violently."

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The man took her gym bag and rummaged around in her vest pocket until he found her cellphone, she said.

The woman, whose name is being withheld because she is the victim of a crime, described the assailant as a slender black man in his late teens or early 20s wearing a bright pink hoodie and light-washed, torn jeans. His face appeared to have acne or a rash, she said.

They then struck again at 9:15 a.m. Sunday in the 2600 block of South Halsted Street, according to police.

One of the robbers is described by police as a man aged 18-25 years, standing between 5-foot-11 and 5-foot-1, weighing between 160-170 pounds with black hair. The other suspect is described as a man aged 18-20 years, police said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call area detectives at 312-747-8382.