In both cases, two males walked up to people on the sidewalk and punched or knocked them to the ground, police said.
A group of criminals on the South Side is using a social media app to target its victims.
Police were warning women who ride the CTA about a man who has been snatching necklaces off women’s necks, then running off the train as the doors are closing.
Police are warning of several recent violent robberies near Wrigley Field on the North Side.
Police issued an alert after two recent robberies in the Lake View neighborhood.
Two 20-year-old men have been charged with a string of robberies at north suburban businesses — two in which they brought along a 1-year-old child, police said.
Their tactic: a call for help. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Three robberies were reported in the East Village, Near West Side and Lower West Side neighborhoods in recent weeks, prompting police to issue a community alert.
The holdups could be part of a coordinated effort to target men over social media, sources tell CBS 2.
The robberies all occurred in the 4700 block of South Ellis Avenue during various times of the day, police said. A seventh robbery was also reported about a block away in the 900 block of East 47th Street.
Police are warning residents about a series of robberies targeting lone female victims reported this month in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
Police are cautioning North Side taxi drivers after a pair of cabbies were robbed at knifepoint in separate incidents last week in Ravenswood and West Ridge.
The robberies occurred about 6:40 p.m. in the 400 block of South Clinton; about 7:20 p.m. in the 500 block of South Clinton; and about 8 p.m. in the 200 block of South Dearborn, according to police.
Police have released surveillance photos of suspects in two cellphone robberies on the CTA Green Line last week in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.
Police said the robbers used a prop in at least two holdups in the Fuller Park neighborhood. They set up a road construction barrel in the street, and when a motorist gets out of his or her car to move it aside, the robbers pounce.
In both robberies, three males approached a female victim, hit her and ran off with her property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.
Officers linked the man to several armed robberies after he was arrested Friday night during the course of a robbery at a restaurant in the 6400 block of West 63rd Street, police said.
Police issued an alert Sunday warning Wicker Park residents of a man who has robbed two women recently in the North Side neighborhood.
Chicago Police have issued a warning after four women were robbed this month in the South Loop.
In multiple reported robberies between December and January, robbers either implied or displayed a weapon and stole cash or cartons of cigarettes, according to a business alert from Chicago Police.