The official alert, dated December 21, cites three related robberies.
The crew is almost certainly involved in many more incidents as CWB has been reporting over the past 10 days.
CWB's Related Stories
NEARBY: Series Of Street Crimes In Lincoln Park
WINTER PLUNDERLAND: 2 Women Robbed In Separate Attacks As Sun Rises Thursday; Same Crew Suspected
AGAIN: Another Woman Robbed In Lakeview During Morning Commute
AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN: Yet ANOTHER Woman Robbed In Familiar Fashion; Second Mugging At Halsted/Oakdale Since Thursday
PLOTTED: Robbery And Purse Snatching Outbreak Mapped
The text of the alert reads:
Strong Arm Robberies are occurring in Area North, 019th Police District in which a male and a female offender approach female victims on the sidewalk or in the alley from behind, take them by surprise and shove them forcefully to the ground, and rob them of their purses. Most of these incidents are occurring in the early morning hours.
• 800 block of West Oakdale - December 19th, 2013, 5:30 AM
• 500 Block of West Briar – December 19th, 2013, 7:08 AM
• 3500 Block of North Southport – December 20th, 2013, 7:25 AM
• Male black offender, described as 20-25 years of age
• Female black offender, described as 20-25 years of age
• Possible vehicle: Small white Ford 4-door partial plate #X12 or X21 ()
What you can do
• Report any suspicious people, vehicles, or activity in the area.
• Be aware of this situation and alert neighbors in the area about this crime.
• Pay special attention to any subjects loitering in the area and any vehicle matching the above
If you have any information about this incident, call the Area North Detectives at (312) 744-8263
RD's# HW576317, HW576299, HW577697