Chicago Police Department detectives issued an alert today about three strong-arm robberies, which occurred recently in Rogers Park. A strong-arm robbery is a theft in which the perpetrator uses force, such as hands, fists, feet, etc., or the threat of force against the victim to take their property.
In the recent incidents, victims were walking from the Morse and Loyola Red Line stations when they were approached by multiple offenders who battered them about their head and body and then took their property. Items taken include money, wallets, a backpack, work uniforms, and a cell phone. Incident times and locations are listed below:
- 6900 block of N. Glenwood Ave., Saturday, May 7th, at 8:20 p.m. Committed by four unknown male, black offenders.
- 1400 block of W. Lunt Ave., Tuesday, May 10th, between 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. Committed by five unknown male, black offenders, 21-29 yrs. old.
- 7000 block of N. Sheridan Rd, Friday, May 13th, 7:00 a.m. Committed by two offenders: (1) a male, black, 35-40 yrs. old, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, white T-shirt, blue jeans, and black gym shoes, (2) a female, black, 25-30 yrs. old, wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans.
Police urge you to do the following:
- Pay attention and be aware of your surroundings.
- Walk along well lit areas and avoid alleys.
- Report any suspicious people or activity in the area.
- Be aware of any subjects loitering in the area.
- If confronted by an assailant, remain calm and remember any unique
physical characteristics (scars, tattoos, missing teeth, etc.).
- Dial 9-1-1 immediately and remain on the scene when possible.
If you have any information that might lead to the apprehension of the offenders, please contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area North at (312) 744-8263. Of course, if you see any suspicious activity, call 911.
I will keep you apprised on any further developments.