Female muggers robbed at least three people in a week in the Chicago Lawn police district Thursday.
In a community alert issued by Area Central detectives, police warned
district residents that three afternoon robberies had taken place between Oct.
31 and Nov. 6.
The muggings reportedly happened Oct. 31 in the 6200 block of South Western
Avenue, Nov. 5 in the 6400 block of South California Avenue, and Nov. 6 in the
6300 block of South Whipple Street. The incidents all happened
between 2 p.m. and 5:45 p.m.
Police said the suspect descriptions varied but that victims had described at
least two distinct suspects in their teens or 20s. It was not immediately clear
if multiple people had taken part in each robbery.
Personal items were taken by force from the three victims on the street and
on CTA buses.
Police urrge residents to stay aware of their surroundings and remain calm in
case of a robbery. Anyone