Police say in these incidents, offenders would approach victims on foot, display or imply a handgun and demand property.
A community policing event is planned for Tuesday in the south suburb, after four women have been attacked.
A violent attacker in the south suburbs has struck again. A fourth woman has been mugged in south suburban Midlothian, by a masked man who has blindsided women walking home late at night.
In at least the fourth attack in Midlothian recent weeks, a woman was robbed walking home from the train shortly after midnight on Sunday.
Police are searching for two men accused of storming a CTA Orange Line and robbing passengers at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon. They released several stills from surveillance cameras of the alleged robbers.
Police are warning residents of home burglaries in the Garfield Ridge and Clearing neighborhoods on the Southwest Side.
Police are warning West Side residents of several armed robberies in the Austin neighborhood since February.
In both cases, a man and a woman wearing scarves around their faces announced a holdup, and made off with cash.
Jason Logsdon, 42, of Chicago, robbed 11 salons between Dec. 26, 2012, and Jan. 23, 2013, using a BB gun that looked like a revolver.
Police have arrested a suspect in a pair of early morning robberies at a Blue Line station in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
Both robberies–believed to be related–happened after a cab driver picked someone up from the Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway Ave.
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.
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 are warning residents about a pair of robberies near CTA Orange Line stations on the Southwest Side over the past week.
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.
Police are searching for a man suspected of breaking into and robbing several Hyde Park buildings on the South Side.
A string of armed robberies and burglaries in the Lakeview neighborhood have a lot of folks there looking over their shoulders.
Police are warning bank customers to be careful, after a string of robberies at ATMs on the South Side.
The suspects rob their victims by showing a handgun or using force, according to a community alert from Area Central detectives.