East Village armed robberies alert
The 13th District police commander, Judith G. Martin, distributed this safety alert on Feb. 11. Seven crimes that fit this description later were reported online this month on the everyblock.com website.
There have been recent robberies reported in the area of the Division to Augusta/Wood to Leavitt. Various days of the week, various times of the day.
General description: Male black, 30 to 45 years of age, 6'00" to 6'04", 200-230 lbs, brown eyes, dark hair, light to medium complexion. The offender approaches a victim, displays a handgun and demands proceeds from the victim. The offender then tells victim to walk in the opposite direction. The offender has been described as having a calm demeanor during the robbery.
- Call 911 when you see anyone fitting this description or anyone you feel is suspicious. Do not confront the individual.
- Should a robbery occur, take no action which would jeopardize your personal safety.
- If you feel you are being followed look for a store or a large crowd to go to and call the police. Cross the street if possible.
- Never fight or resist the offender when the money or items are demanded. Items can be replaced but you cannot!