The Chicago Police Department Bureau of Detectives–Area North issued a “community alert” about two recent strong arm robberies that occurred in the area bounded by Touhy on the north, Pratt on the south, Ravenswood on the east, and Damen on the west.
In each incident, two offenders encountered the victim on the street, struck the victim with their fists and took the victim’s property. Both incidents occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The first incident occurred on the 1900 block of W. Greenleaf at approximately 9:15 p.m., the second occurred on the 1800 block of W. Pratt at approximately 9:20 p.m.
The two offenders were described as black males, approximately 5’8″ to 5’10” in height with slim builds and wearing all black clothing.
Be aware of your surroundings and alert your neighbors. Pay special attention to any suspicious people loitering in the area. If you see something, call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s), including any vehicle description and license plate number.
If you have any information about the crimes described above, please call the Bureau of Detectives–Area North at 312-744-8263.