CHICAGO (CBS) — Police on Wednesday issued a warning about three more robberies downtown – in which these times, multiple young suspects have made off with victims’ Divvy bikes.
In each incident, the robbers approach the victims and demand the bikes while implying they are armed with a weapon.READ MORE: 8-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed While Playing On Front Porch In Markham
The incidents happened at the following times and locations:
• At 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, in the 0-99 block of South Michigan Avenue
• Half an hour later on the same block;
• At 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, in the 200 block of East Randolph Drive.
The suspects are described as both males and females between the ages of 15 and 25.READ MORE: Vandal Caught On Camera Trashing Trader Todd's Bar In Lakeview, Leaving Racist And Threatening Graffiti
Anyone with information is asked to call Area Three detectives at (312) 744-8263.
These latest incidents come amid a growing concern about robberies and attacks committed by large groups of young people in the downtown area over recent weeks.
This past Thursday night, David Osorio was walking down the Huron Street near Franklin Street in River North when a group of teens attacked him, knocking him out and breaking his car windshield. Osorio told CBS 2’s Steven Graves he is hoping any nearby surveillance camera caught something, because he blacked out after hitting the ground.
Police have warned of similar random attacks just to the south in the Loop, where the Divvy bike robberies also occurred.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Beach Hazards