Strongarm Robberies on Western Avenue

The 24th District police have issued a community alert about two strongarm robberies that occurred on Western Avenue, one in early December, and one just last week.  Both robberies involved beatings; one robbery occurred at three o’clock in the afternoon.

The first incident occurred on the 7400 block of Western on December 2 at approximately 3:00 a.m. The second robbery took place on the 6900 block of Western on December 19 at approximately 3:00 p.m.

The robbers are described as three white Hispanic males. In both cases, they approached the victim as the victim was walking on Western. Both victims were grabbed, threatened, and beaten before being robbed.

The police have again stressed the importance of being alert and aware while walking. They advise that if you are confronted, you should remain calm and try to remember any details about your assailants, such as facial scars.

Anyone with any information about either incident should contact the police at 312/744-8263.

Read the alert here.18-337CA

2 thoughts on “Strongarm Robberies on Western Avenue

  1. I wonder why this notice wasn’t posted on Next Door West Ridge neighborhood. It was over a week ago the latest incident and I just now learned of it.


    • Good question. I received the alert via email from our beat coordinator on Christmas Day. It may be that the alert was triggered by a second identical incident on the same street, apparently by the same thugs.


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