Friday, October 16, 2015

CPD Alert: Robberies Near 79th/Cicero

Just released to the press by CPD at 12:21 p.m. Friday,
October 16:

Chicago police are sounding a note of caution about what appears to be a pattern of robberies in the Scottsdale neighborhood, in the 4700 block of West 79th Street, near Chase Bank.

"In these incidents, the offender approaches the victim in a bank parking lot and demands/forcibly removes their
property," the CPD alert reads.

Incident times and locations:

• 4700 block of West 79th Street at 10:10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16.
• 4700 block of West 79th Street at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30.
• 4700 block of West 79th Street at 10:05 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.

The robber is described as a black man age 20-45, 5-foot-3 to 6-foot-2, 160 to 240 pounds, with black hair.

What you can do, according to police:

• Always be aware of your surroundings
• Report suspicious activity immediately
• If you are confronted by an assailant remain calm
• Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limp, acne, teeth, etc...)
• Never pursue a fleeing assailant, but provide the information to the police
• If approached by a witness to the incident, request contact information
• Dial 9-1-1 immediately and remain at the scene when possible

Those with useful information to share are asked to call CPD Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8382 and refer to cases 
HY425452, HY443935 and HY462726.

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