Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Police Warn of Robbers in West Elsdon

By Tim Hadac
Managing Editor
Southwest Chicago Post

Police are warning of a robbery crew working the West Elsdon area.

Crime scenes include:

• 3100 block of West 56th Street at about 4 p.m. Saturday, October 10.
• 3900 block of West 57th Street at about 11:25 a.m. Tuesday, October 13.
• 5400 block of South Harding at 11:33 a.m. Tuesday, October 13 (twice, according to CPD).

The thugs committing the crimes were described as black boys or men, ages 14 to 24, about 5-foot-8 and 145-170 pounds. A CPD alert did not say if the criminals were armed.

Those with useful information to share are asked to call CPD Area 1 Detectives at (312) 747-8380 and refer to crime pattern P20-1-265.

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, teeth).
• Never pursue a fleeing assailant; instead, provide the information to the police.
• If video surveillance is available, save a copy of the incident for 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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