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


Community Alert — Armed Robberies

Chicago Police have issued a community alert about three armed robberies committed in our area during the first week of August. The police have released the following information:


About the crime:

In these incidents, unknown offender(s) have approached the victims, produced handguns, and robbed the victims of their
Incident Times and Locations:
6100 block of N. Winchester Avenue, August 1, 2018, at 11:30 p.m.
2200 block of West Granville Avenue, August 3, 2018, at 9:20 p.m.
6000 block of N. Talman Avenue,
August 4, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
About the Offenders:
 The offenders are described as unknown male blacks between the ages of 16 – 25, wearing t-shirts or tank tops. In one incident the co-offender was described as an unknown male white with blond hair.
What you should do:
Always be aware of your surroundings
Pay special attention to any suspicious people or vehicles loitering in the area
If you are confronted by assailants, remain calm
Remember any unique physical characteristics (ie., scars, limp, acne, tattoos)
Never pursue a fleeing assailant
Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s)
including any vehicle description and license plate information
If you have any information on the above incidents, please call the Detective Bureau at 312/744-8263. Case numbers are:
JB-375209; JB-378102; and JB-379460. The reference number is P18-N-204.
Thanks to Mark Lebowitz and the 24th District CAPS office for releasing this information to the community.