Police Seek Suspects In South Shore Robberies

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are searching for two men who are responsible for four armed robberies in the South Shore neighborhood over the past six weeks.

The robberies happened between May 27 and June 22, in the 7200 block of South Stony Island Avenue, the 6300 block of South South Shore Drive, the 7200 block of South Exchange Avenue, and the 1500 block of East 74th Place, police said.

The robbers displayed black handguns and demanded money from the victims, police said.

Both robbers are described as African-American males between the ages of 17 and 25. One weighs 170 to 200 pounds, stands 5 feet 8 to 6 feet 2 inches tall, and has a light complexion and dreadlocks. The other weights 140 to 170 pounds and stands 5 feet 6 inches to 6 feet tall, and has a dark complexion and short hair.

Neighbors are asked to alert each other about the crime, and avoid walking alone or in poorly-lit areas.

Anyone with information is asked to call Calumet Area police detectives at (312) 747-8273/8271, or e-mailing tips to area2tipline@chicagopolice.org.

  • Tyreese

    Wow! Imagine that, black guys commiting crimes. Who would have ever guessed?

  • rc

    Chicago needs a stop-and-frisk policy. Political correctness kills.

    • Mr. Justice

      No, I am against stop and frisk policies. I believe in our civil liberties. I am a conservative, and want us to have our freedoms. Perhaps if we had Conceal Carry here in the communist state of Illinois, these types of crimes would decrease. Be Safe and Lock and Load!

      • rc

        The freedom of criminals to rob and kill at will is a freedom I can do without.

    • gimmieaneffinbreak

      Easy for you to say because clearly you or anybody you care about does not fit the profile for stop & frisk or else you would know CPD has a de facto stop & frisk policy. And beside being a wholesale violation of the 4th amendment, it obviously doesn’t work. And don’t come back with that you wouldn’t care if it happened to you because you have nothing to hide. If you or your loved ones got pulled over or stopped on foot and had your pockets emptied on a regular basis, you’d be crying about & probably find a way to blame it on minorities.

  • Leroy Goldberg

    I have no problem at all with Black on Black crimes Otherwise we’d have nothing to make jokes about.


    • gimmieaneffinbreak

      Another fine example of the high level of discourse that comes from anonymous posting


    African Americans, HUH? to me they’re NEGROS from Africa

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