Given that the robberies have taken place in the same area at different times of day, chances are that the men committing them are local and can easily be identified, as was the case with the kid committing robberies on the Red Line and exiting at Wilson, who turned out to be living less than a block from the station.
"About the Crime: This alert gives notice to citizens residing in District 019 of recent robberies that occurred on March 5th and March 9th. In these incidents, offender(s) approached the victims and either displayed or implied a gun, and demanded property. Incident times and locations are listed below:
- 4500 block of N. Kenmore on March 5th, 2015 at approximately 7:30pm
- 4700 block of N. Winthrop on March 9th, 2015 at approximately 2:00pm
- 4600 block of N. Winthrop on March 9th, 2015 at approximately 5:40pm
- In the Kenmore incident, one offender is described as a male black, 30 yoa, 6'00, 160 lbs, wearing a black jacket. Offender # 2 described as a male black.
- In the 4700 block of Winthrop - offender #1) male black, 33-36 yoa, 6'00-6'-02, 175-190, wearing a black peacoat, a gray trapper style hat, dark sunglasses and dark blue jeans. Offender #2) male black, 26-29, 5'05-5'07, 190-210, light complexion, white baseball cap with crossed swords logo, black jeans.
- In the 4600 block of Winthrop - male black offender, 40 yoa, 6'02, 200 lbs, black jacket, blue jeans.
- Always be aware of your surroundings
- Report suspicious activity immediately
- If you are confronted by an assailant, remain calm
- Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, tattoos, missing teeth, etc.)
- If approached by a witness to the incident, request contact information
- Dial 9-1-1 immediately and remain on scene when possible
- Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area North (312) 744-8263
- Pattern P14-N-072 RD#s HY173204, HY177906, HY178709
- Alert # P15-N-072CA 11 March, 2015"