Chicago police issued an alert today warning people in the University Village neighborhood of several strong-arm robberies that occurred last month.
Police said they are searching for three teenage males who are responsible
for the incidents which happened in late August.
In each case the suspects grabbed hold of the victims and took property by
force, police said. In one case the victim was beaten.
The first incident happened Aug. 26 on the 1000 Block of South Racine Avenue
at approximately 2:30 a.m. The second happened on Aug. 28 on the 1300 Block of
South Blue Island Avenue at approximately 9:20 a.m..
While the descriptions of the suspects vary, police said all three are
described as black males.
In addition, one of the suspects is being described as a 16-year-old, with a
dark brown complexion. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs about 150 pounds and
has dreadlocks and a tattoo on his upper right arm.
The second teen is 18 years old, about 6 feet, 175 pounds, also with a dark
brown complexion. He also had dreadlocks but with light tips.
The third teen is 13 years old, about 5 feet 2 inches tall and 120 pounds. He
had a light brown complexion and had a fade hair style.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Area Central detectives at (312)