Saturday, August 19, 2017

Robbers Strike 12 Times In 5 Days Across Mag Mile, River North, Streeterville

Map showing the approximate locations of twelve phone thefts and robberies included in today's alert. | Batchgeo
A new community alert is warning people to be alert in Chicago’s prime tourist areas after at least twelve people were robbed of their phones in River North, the Mag Mile, and Streeterville between August 6 and August 11, cops say.

Nearly all of the incidents unfolded during afternoon and evening hours, making the crimes even bolder.

Police say the offenders have approached victims from behind, grabbed the victims’ phones and then fled on foot or by bike. A white Cadillac was used to get away in four of the incidents, the alert says.

The offenders are two black men or boys.  One is between 15- and 20-years-old, about 5’11” tall, 140 pounds, and has dreadlocks. The other is described only being 18- 24-years-old.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380

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The locations, dates, and general times of the incidents are:
• 0-100 block of East Hubbard St., Sunday, August 6 in the morning.
• 300 block of East Illinois St., Sunday, August 6 in the evening.
• 300 block of East Illinois St., Sunday, August 6 in the afternoon.
• 600 block on North Michigan Ave., Monday, August 7 in the afternoon.
• 900 block of North Wells St., Wednesday, August 9 in the afternoon.
• 400 block of North Orleans St., Thursday, August 10 in the morning.
• 200 block of East Ohio St., Thursday, August 10 in the afternoon.
• 100 block of East Grand Ave., Thursday, August 10 in the afternoon.
• 200 block of East Delaware Pl., Thursday, August 10 in the afternoon.
• 200 block of West Kinzie St., Friday, August 11 in the afternoon.
• 200 block of East Delaware Pl., Friday, August 11 in the afternoon.
• 600 block of North Lake Shore Dr., Friday, August 11 in the afternoon.
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