A woman was robbed at gunpoint in Lincoln Park, and the Chicago Police Department has charged four armed robbery suspects.

A shocking new video shows a woman being robbed at gunpoint while walking her dog on Chicago’s North Side on Wednesday. This comes as Chicago police announced charges against four suspects in a string of armed robberies.

The armed suspect approaches the woman with a gun before fleeing with her purse near Wayne and Webster in the Lincoln Park neighborhood around 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, according to surveillance video.

“So I walk over and pick up my purse, and my phone and wallet are still inside. “I didn’t realize they were after my car key until about 15 minutes later,” said the victim, Diana DeJacimo.

This week, four people were charged in at least 50 armed robberies on the Northwest Side.

The robbery occurred around the same time that CPD announced they had charged four suspects in connection with at least four of the 50 armed robberies reported across the Northwest Side this week.

“These armed robberies occurred in three separate neighborhoods including, North Center and Bucktown,” CPD Superintendent David Brown said at the press conference.

So far, no other attacks have been linked to this latest one.

Chicago police issued a community alert earlier this week, linking 50 robberies across the city. However, the superintendent said there’s a strong likelihood the suspects are responsible for dozens more, as these armed robberies are becoming more common across the city.

According to Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown, the suspects are charged in four armed robberies in the neighborhoods of Budlong Woods, North Center, and Bucktown.

Deshaun McGraw, 19, Marquise Green, 20, Marcus Carter, 20, and Marchelo Hicks, 21, have each been charged with four counts of armed robbery with a firearm, four counts of aggravated robbery, and four counts of robbery. Carter, Hicks, and Green face aggravated unlawful use of a weapon charges.

The suspects were charged in the first two robberies, which occurred Monday at 3:15-3:18 a.m. in the 2400 block of West Berwyn Avenue and the 4300 block of North Leavitt Street.

Between 10:26 and 10:39 a.m., two other robberies occurred in the 2100 block of North Claremont Avenue and the 4100 block of North Wolcott Avenue.

Brown stated that three of the suspects approached the victims while they were walking alone or in a parked car in each of the robberies. The suspects then demanded property from the victims before raiding their pockets and automobiles and fleeing.

“There’s a great disregard for people that’s occurring with these crimes,” Brown said. “That morning we had a report of a woman who was pistol whipped.”

Officers found the four suspects in traffic on Monday, but when they were identified, they fled, crashing into a Streets and Sanitation truck near Winnemac Avenue and Oakley Avenue, which burst into flames. They then fled on foot, and the four suspects were apprehended in a garage in the 5100 block of North Oakley Avenue.

Three weapons were also recovered, according to police.

Police are also looking into their possible involvement in nearly 50 other incidents reported on the Northwest Side this week.

“I think neighbors across the city are pleased that there’s been some accountability here and I’m thankful to neighbors in the 40th Ward that helped lead to that apprehension,” said Alderman Andrew Vasquez of the 40th Ward.

Although the suspects do not have a significant criminal history, Superintendent Brown is urging the justice system not to release them on bond.

“It’s really important that this hard work is not undone by our courts not taking this serious,” Brown said. This poses a threat to the community. These people are extremely dangerous.”

Carter and Hicks were both denied bail by a judge. Their next court appearance is scheduled for December 21. McGraw and Green are scheduled to appear in bond court at noon on Thursday.

“We believe strongly in personal responsibility, regardless of your age you should be held accountable for the crimes you commit particularly to violent crimes like these,” Brown added.

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