Police Issue Warning After Armed Robberies In Albany Park

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police have issued a community alert for three robbery suspects who are armed and dangerous.

The trio has robbed victims at gunpoint since late September in Albany Park on the North Side.

The victims have been approached by the men during morning and evening hours on the street or in an alley and robbed of their wallets, money and cell phones at gun point, according to the release from Grand Central Area detectives.

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The men are described as described as 20-35 years of age, 5-feet-9 to 6-feet-2, and 180-200 pounds, the release said. They wore dark hooded sweatshirts and blue jean type pants. At least one of the men is armed with a small caliber handgun.

Following is a list of the incidents that have occurred:

· 4100 N. Hamlin – Sep. 23, 2011, 9:45 p.m.

· 3300 N. Troy – Sep. 24, 2011, 4:50 p.m.

· 4000 N. Mozart – Sep. 27, 2011, 4:20 p.m.

· 4100 N. Elston – Sep. 27, 2011, 4:24 p.m.

· 4800 N. Albany – Sep. 28, 2011, 12:01 a.m.

· 3600 N. Whipple – Sep. 29, 2011, 6:00 p.m.

· 4400 N. Francisco – Sep. 29, 2011, 10:15 p.m.

· 3300 W. Lawrence – Oct. 04, 2011, 9:50 p.m.

· 2900 W. Belle Plaine – Oct. 07, 2011, 11:53 p.m.

· 3500 N. Springfield – Oct. 12, 2011, 10:55 p.m.

· 4900 N. Monticello – Oct. 13, 2011, 12:30 a.m.

  • Durrr

    HaHaHaHaHaHa, what an awsome description! Males, 20 to 35 years old. The victims saw their faces well enough for that, but couldn’t tell if they were white, black, hispanic, or Asian? Or did CBS omit the most important part of the description? Eveyone keep your eyes open for all young men!!!

    • Yard Ape

      I will make the safe assumption that they are NOT white!!! CBS and their liberal PC BS is sickening!

      • Ke

        You are right on there!!

    • W

      yes, race is an important part of the description. the reporting would help the general public who live and/or work in the area. if the victims could not describe the robbers’ race, the police should report that to the media, and the media should report that detail. if the police did not provide the race of the robbers, the media should push for the release of the info. just as the police (and/or the media) should describe age, height, tatoos, distinctive hairstyles (like a mohawk), or handicaps (like walking with a limp), they should describe the race of the suspects. the main focus should be public safety and raising the awareness of criminal activity in the neighborhood. to improve public safety, the description of the robbers should be as detailed as possible. shame on the police and/or the media, for the public should be provided this information without asking for it.

    • KE

      LOL. Atleast the description is better than it was this morning.. when it was 3 youbng men wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and jeans.
      WOW.. what a GREAT description there!!

  • g-man

    Stop and questions all males !!!!!!!! Guess you they’s be blacks if this bleeding heart liberal news will not say what race

  • Z-man

    What benefit do you get from knowing they’re black, other than validating the racial stereotypes you already have? Saying “3 black guys” wouldn’t help identify anyone.

    • open your eyes

      This should be about public safety. And it would help for someone to identify when they are about to be assaulted. It shouldn’t be about the criminals no matter what race they are. Take responsibility for the race stereotype. Instead of blaming the person who stereotypes, blame the people who do the crime. Unless you can prove to me that blacks never stereotype and blacks never commit a crime then I will feel guilty of stereotyping. Every race does it and no race is perfect. So instead of complaining about stereotyping try mentoring these young men and women to stop having children when they know they cant or they just don’t wan’t to commit or raise these children and I mean financially too. This is the source where they are not being raised with love and where they are not being put first. So they grow up with no clue on who to treat with respect and love. They grow up with no boundaries and do not value their life or anyone else’s and then to top it off it is someone else’s fault but the one’s who had this child and failed to give it a loving secure upbringing. And this happens in all races even whites. These children grow up clueless and do not have love or respect for themselves, let alone for someone else. When in reality it is about the the choices their parents make not about prejudice or discrimination. The media too has failed and seems like they have no clue and instead play into this farce and are only dividing us as americans.

  • Just Axin

    Z- Actually, it would help knowing the race. There is nothing wrong with categorizing criminals. Using your logic, would it even help to know the gender? If I live in Albany Park and I see people matching that description, I’m going to be more alert to their behavior and actions than I will for the Asian who hasn’t proven himself. Don’t BS us. If a group of young black males approach you, your heart will jump more than those Asians approaching you.

  • zarathrusta

    Like that notorious black criminal John Wayne Gacy. And who can forget that dark skinned policeman who beat up the female bartender.

    • gee-men

      O K 2 out of every 1,000,000 criminals are white

    • Jermain

      Wow, you really had to reach into the past for those crimes. IDIOT!!!

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