Thursday, August 20, 2020

CPD Warns of Woman Robbing Businesses in Archer Heights Area

Three recent armed robberies in the Archer Heights area
have prompted Chicago Police is issue an alert.

In each case, a bandit entered a business, pulled a handgun, demanded money and then fled with loot.

Crime scenes:

• 4800 block of South Archer at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, August 8.

• 4400 block of South Archer at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday, August 12.

• 4300 block of South Pulaski at 10:18 p.m. Wednesday, August 19.

The criminal is described as a black woman age 20-30, 5-foot-1 to 5-foot-9 and 100-150 pounds, carrying a black backpack.

Those with useful information to share are asked to call CPD Area 1 detectives at (312) 747-8380 and refer to crime pattern P20-1-223.

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, tattoos).

• Never pursue a fleeing assailant. Instead, provide the information to the police.

• 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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