Police issued robbery warnings for the South and Southwest sides tonight after 5 robberies in those areas the last few days.
On the Southwest Side, police warned of three robberies between Oct. 31 and
The robber is “generally described” as a 20-25 year old man between
5-foot-8 and 6-foot weighing between 150 ad 215 pounds, according . In the
robberies, the man either showed a handgun or implied that he had one.
Police say he robbed people in the 2800 block of West 62nd Street on Oct. 29
about 3:40 a.m., the 6300 block of South Washtenaw about 5:45 a.m. the next day,
and the 2700 block of West 63rd Street about 1:22 p.m. the day after that.
The three locations are all within two blocks of each other in the Chicago
Lawn and Marquette Park neighborhoods.
On the South Side in The Gap neighborhood – three blocks from Chicago Police
Department headquarters – two robberies happened on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Police described the attackers as men between the ages of 17 and 30 years
old, weighing 140 to 210 pounds, between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-11. Each of the
pair showed handguns during the robberies before going through pockets and
The robberies happened in the 3400 block of South King Drive about 6 p.m. on
Nov. 1 and the 3300 block of South King Drive on Nov. 3 about 10:40 a.m.