Thursday, June 22, 2017

Boystown Robbery Alert Issued As Pride Parade Nears

Spectators watch the Chicago Pride Parade at Roscoe and Halsted in 2012 | nathanmac87 on Flickr
With Chicago’s Pride Parade just three days away,  police this afternoon warned about a series of street robberies in the Boystown area.

Area North detectives have linked four recent robberies in which offenders have approached victims on the street or alley, knocked the victim against a wall or to the ground, and announced a hold-up.

A knife was displayed in one robbery, and a handgun was implied in another, police said.

Two or three attackers have been involved in each incident. They are described as black males ranging in age from 16-35. One offender was described as being a black male dressed as a woman wearing a red dress.

The related hold-ups have taken place in the area bordered by Belmont, Roscoe, Halsted, and Racine:
• 1:30 a.m. on June 9 in the 3200 block of North Racine
• 3:35 a.m. on June 9 in the 3200 block of North Halsted
• 2:45 a.m. on June 11 in the 3200 block of North Kenmore (STORY)
• 12:01 a.m. on June 15 in the 3300 block of North Halsted
If you have any information about these cases, contact the Bureau of Detectives at (312) 744-8263.
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