In the reported incidents, one man typically approaches an elderly victim’s home and tries to use a ruse—such as construction work or damage to their garage—to distract the victim while another person enters the home to steal property, according to a community alert.
Someone’s attempting to grab women in south suburban Park Forest, and police are urging residents to be on the lookout.
Police are searching for a woman who grabbed a 9-year-old girl outside an elementary school on Friday in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
In each case, two offenders used a knife to take cash from the register and cashier’s wallet, according to an alert issued by Area Central detectives.
The man threatened to hurt her parents if she did not come with him, but the girl ran away and told an adult, police said in a community alert.
The 14-year-old girl was walking in the 2500 block of West Morse Avenue about 8:45 p.m. when a man in a dark-colored four-door vehicle stopped and asked her if she wanted a ride.
Boys between the ages of 10 and 16 are approaching citizens and forcibly taking away their cell phones or money, a statement from police said.
Police say a girl who claimed to be sexually assaulted Monday has recanted her story.
A woman and her two children who were missing have been located, according to Chicago Police.
A man approached the child in a red or maroon SUV and told her, “I have candy. If you want some, get in,” according to a Chicago Police Department community alert issued Friday.
The suspect approaches victims on the sidewalk, pulls out a revolver handgun and demands property, police say.
The male suspect has a well-defined scar running down his left cheek, according to a community alert issued Monday by the Chicago Police Department.
The man approaches victims in a tan SUV, pulls over to talk to people on the sidewalk and identifies himself as an agent or “Officer Franklin,” according to a community alert from Area South detectives.
The victims are distracted, sucker punched, and then robbed of smart phones, purses or wallets.
In each case, the suspects smash windows to enter businesses, then take items inside, according to an alert issued by Near West District police.
Two Antioch High School students reported a man in his 60s calling out to them to stop and come to his location, in separate incidents.
Police are warning bank customers to be careful, after a string of robberies at ATMs on the South Side.
The 14-year-old girl was walking south on Wood Street from Archer Avenue when a vehicle pulled along side her and a man began talking to her and asked for her phone number and address.
Two good samaritans were able to help an 18-year-old woman fight off a man who tried to rape her near Midway International Airport earlier this week.
The suspects rob their victims by showing a handgun or using force, according to a community alert from Area Central detectives.