Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Community Alert: Armed Robberies In Uptown and Edgewater

The 20th District detectives have issued a community alert regarding three armed robberies in the past two weeks, two in Edgewater and one in Uptown. They occurred on the 5400 block of Broadway (November 17 at 6pm); the 5700 block of Sheridan (November 21 at 7:50pm); and the 4900 block of Magnolia on November 21 at 10:35pm).

Police released three different descriptions of the offenders, all of whom were said to be wearing all black clothing: a male Black, 6'2" tall approximately 215 lbs., with a dreadlock hairstyle; a male Black, 35-40 years old, 5'7"-5'10" tall and weighing between 150-175 lbs.; and a male Black, 5'10" tall, approximately 200 lbs.

Police ask that we be aware of this crime and alert our neighbors; pay special attention to any suspicious people loitering in the area; and 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 about any of these crimes, please contact the Bureau of Detectives at (312) 744-8263.


  1. It always amazes me how suspicious people can walk the streets and unsuspecting neighbors can see them and not think to call 911 and ask for a squad car. I think it's because of "racial profiling". Nobody wants to be accused ot racially profiling. The ACLU has done its deed very well.

    1. Someone being deemed as "suspicious" is very subjective. Some people view ALL black males as being suspicious. So you think the cops should be called on every person that is subjectively viewed as "suspicious" by you and other random people? That is a waste of law enforcement's time and tramples on the civil rights of many law-abiding citizens.

      Not to mention, since you mentioned that being accused of racial profiling is the reason people don't report "suspicious" people, it's clear who you've already deemed as inherently "suspicious." It's freakin Uptown, man, there's weird people of all races wandering around!

    2. Often times 911 responders harass callers at will if they feel racial profile may be taking place. I don't fault the community for not calling 911. In non-emergency cases such as "suspicious activity" or "drug dealing" its treated as a low priority. The system is broken.