Skip to content
Police speak to a person of interest in armed robbery involving a machete on the North West side


CHICAGO (CBS)– Police speak with a person of interest related to recent events armed robbery involving a machete.Northwest side.

The police believe that the same person is responsible for at least eight armed robberies involving a machete in the Northwest Side neighborhoods.

The attacks took place in Irving Park, Avondale and Logan Square.

In each incident, the attacker approached the victim with a machete and demanded his personal belongings. The offender would then flee in a 4-door sedan driven by a second offender.

Incident times and locations:

Block 3000 of North Christiana Avenue on May 27 at 7:58 p.m.

· Block 3200 of North Monticello Avenue on May 30 at 11:45 p.m.

4100 block of West Fletcher Street between May 30 at 11:45 p.m. and May 31 at 12:10 a.m.

Block 3300 of North Monticello Avenue on June 3 at 9 p.m.

4000 block of West Eddy Street on June 3 between 9 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

· Block 3000 of Christina Avenue on June 4 at around 8:20 p.m.

Block 4100 of West Wellington Avenue on June 4 just before 9 p.m.

3700 block of North Troy Street on June 5 around 9 p.m.

CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar spoke exclusively to one woman – who said she thought she was going to die when she saw the size of the machete fired at her. She complied with the thief’s demands and was unharmed – but the randomness of the attacks is a concern for those on the northwest side.

The most recent attack happened on Sunday evening, when a 52-year-old man was walking alone near Troy and Grace streets in Irving Park with a pizza when a machete was swung at him – knocking him down. Police say the assailant also jumped out of a waiting car.

The man’s wallet and the pizza were stolen. CBS 2’s Tara Molina spoke to victim’s girlfriend.


chicago

Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.