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.
The suspects approach the victims from behind, strike them with blunt objects and steal property.
Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with a pair of robberies and sexual assaults in the South Chicago neighborhood over the weekend.
A suspect is being sought for robberies that occurred this week in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
Police are warning residents in the Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood about several armed robberies that happened earlier this month.
Police were warning people who use the Lakefront Trail in the Kenwood neighborhood to be cautious, after a string of robberies along the path.
Two men who police say were involved in a string of armed robberies of people looking to buy used iPhones to refurbish and resell were arrested Tuesday night in an undercover operation.
In each case, the suspects try to shoplift items, then use force or threaten store employees who confront them.
Police are warning residents in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood about two recent robberies.
A volunteer group of citizen crime fighters is calling the Magnificent Mile – a popular tourist destination in Chicago – the “Muggers’ Mile,” to spotlight robberies along Michigan Avenue.
Police were seeking a man who has been ripping off cell phones and purses in and around a South Loop subway stop.
Brian Lykins and Emil Niemi are charged with aggravated robbery for holding up two late-night businesses on the Northwest Side.
Police are searching for up to two suspects who robbed and attacked business owners and pedestrians on the Near West Side in the last two weeks.