Sunday, February 9, 2020

Police Warn of Robberies in West Lawn, Chicago Lawn; Ask All to Be Aware

A cluster of robberies in the West Lawn and Chicago Lawn
neighborhoods has prompted police to issue a community alert.

Police did not say if the robberies were armed or not.

In each case, the victim was standing on a street or sidewalk when the robbery occurred.

Crimes scenes included:

 3900 block of West 66th Place at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, February 1.
• 4600 block of West Marquette Road at 9:31 a.m. Monday, February 3.
• 6100 Block of South Kilpatrick at 9:44 a.m. Monday, February 3.
• 6100 Block of South Troy at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 5.
• 6400 Block of South Spaulding at 12:14 a.m. Friday, February 7.
• 6100 Block of South Francisco at 8:50 a.m. Friday, February 7.

The offenders were described as one or two black boys or men ages 15-28, ranging in height from 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10 and ranging in weight from 130 to 160 pounds.

Those with useful information to share about the crimes are asked to call CPD Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380 and refer to crime pattern P20-1-058.

In the wake of the crimes, police advise:

• Always be aware of your surroundings.
• Report suspicious activity immediately.
• If you are confronted by an assailant, remain calm.
• Remember any unique physical characteristics (such as scars, limp, acne, teeth).
• Never pursue a fleeing assailant; instead, provide the information to the police.
• If video surveillance equipment is present, save a copy of the incident for investigating detectives.
• If approached by a witness to the incident, request contact information.
• Dial 9-1-1 immediately and remain on scene when possible.

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