CHICAGO (CBS) – Police are warning residents of recent armed robberies in the Edgewater and Rogers Park areas early Saturday morning.
During each incident, armed individuals approached the victims and demanded their property while displaying firearms. After taking the victims’ belongings, the subjects then enter a vehicle and flee the scene.
Incident times and locations:
5500 block of N. Kenmore Ave on May 14, 2022 at 12:10 a.m.
5600 block of N. Kenmore Ave on May 14, 2022 at 12:30 a.m.
Block 2100 of W. Birchwood Avenue on May 14, 2022 at 12:53 a.m.
5600 block of N. Broadway on May 14, 2022 at 1:15 a.m.
5800 block of N. Winthrop Ave on May 14, 2022 at 1:15 a.m.
The attackers are described as two African-American men between the ages of 18 and 30, with a slim build, dark clothing and a black ski mask.
The police are reminding the residents of always:
· Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
· When you go out alone at night or early in the morning, stay in well-lit places.
· Pay particular attention to suspicious individuals loitering in the area.
· Report suspicious activity immediately.
· If you are confronted by an attacker, remain calm.
· Immediately call 911 if you are a victim or witness to a crime and provide a detailed description of the offender(s), including any physical/clothing identifiers in addition to any vehicle description and license plate information.
· If you are approached by a witness to an incident, ask them to stay at the scene when possible or obtain their contact details.
· Never pursue a fleeing assailant, inform the police.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Bureau – Area 3 Detective Division at 312-744-8263.