Women are being targeted in a series of violent robberies in the Northwest Side Avondale and Logan Square neighborhoods, according to a community alert issued by Chicago Police.
Four recent west suburban robberies may be related, and police are releasing surveillance photos of the suspects involved, police said.
A man suspected of robbing a bank in Oak Lawn earlier this month struck again Wednesday, robbing a TCF branch in a Burbank grocery store, the FBI said.
In each case, the armed man took money, inventory or an employee’s personal property, Area Central detectives said in a business alert.
Police at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were encouraging students to walk in pairs, or take public transit, in the wake of recent attacks on campus.
If you’re headed to U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday night for the White Sox game, be careful. Police have issued a warning that robbers are targeting people using the Red Line, demanding money and threatening physical violence.
Police are warning CTA riders about four recent robberies near the 35th Street Red Line station.
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.