CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago police have warned residents in the Kenwood neighborhood, where President Obama still maintains a home, that robbers have held up victims six times on the same block in one week and committed another robbery nearby.
Police said there were six robberies on the 4700 block of South Ellis Avenue in the span of a week, from June 1 to June 7. A seventh robbery was carried out a block away on the 900 block of East 47th Street on June 4.
According to a community alert issued by Wentworth District police, a group of three robbers threatened to hurt their victims, and then robbed them on the street.
Kenwood resident Edward DeLoach said he was aware of robberies in the neighborhood, just not those near 47th and Ellis.
“That’s crazy. Whoever it is, or whatever group of people it is that target people on one specific block, that’s crazy,” he said.