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.
The suspects approach the victims from behind, strike them with blunt objects and steal property.
The 33-year-old woman was walking near Elston Avenue and Pulaski Road when the man, in a red vehicle, began talking to and following her
Police were warning people who use the Lakefront Trail in the Kenwood neighborhood to be cautious, after a string of robberies along the path.
In each case, the suspects try to shoplift items, then use force or threaten store employees who confront them.
Police have issued an alert for people on the Southwest Side, about a home invader who tries to sexually assault women.
Police were seeking a man who has been ripping off cell phones and purses in and around a South Loop subway stop.
Police have issued an alert after a couple of late-night incidents in the River North area in which young men have punched people walking down the street, then robbed of money and cell phones.
Police were warning women in a trendy North Side neighborhood to take extra precautions, after a woman was brutally attacked while waiting for a bus.
A man is in critical condition after he was struck in a hit-and-run crash Sunday morning in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood.
Even in the full light of day the fear is still there, CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.
Deputy Chief of Police Brian Budds says the goal appears to be “to lure these youths into the car and cause them harm.”
A suspect hid in the woman’s minivan while she was shopping inside the gas station and revealed himself once she drove away, forcing her to drive to various locations.
Police are asking for help finding the man suspected of trying to rape a woman after she got off a CTA Red Line train on the South Side last month.
The suspect entered the hair salons, placed a duffle bag on the counter, showed a handgun and announced a robbery, according to a community alert from Area Central detectives.