Robberies: 12th District (Near West)

Please see the attached Community Alert for our area and be extra cautious when walking alone or in small groups. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. —Molly Murray

About the crime: This alert gives notice to citizens in the 012th District (Near West) of robbery incidents which have occurred during the month of April. In these incidents, offenders approach victims from behind, strike them in the back of the head with a hard object and take their personal belongings. Incident times and locations are listed below:

  • 2200 Block of W. Superior St. on April 13, 2014 at approximately 12:01 a.m.
  • 1400 Block of W. Chicago Ave. on April 13, 2014 at approximately 4:30 p.m.

About the offenders: Offender descriptions vary, but are generally described as: Two to four male/black offenders, 18-20 years of age, 5'8" - 6'0" One female/white offender, 18-19 years of age, 5'4"

What you can do:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Report suspicious activity immediately.
  • f you are confronted by an assailant remain calm.
  • Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limp, acne, teeth, etc...).
  • Never pursue a fleeing assailant, 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.

If you have any information, contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area Central (312) 747-8382

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