CHICAGO (CBS) – Police issued a community alert Wednesday to residents in Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods, warning of recent armed robberies and carjackings.
Two of the latest incidents happened within a period of a few minutes Tuesday night on the very block where Wrigley Field is located.READ MORE: Bucktown Woman Shaken After Being Carjacked During Saturday Morning Spree, And She's Not The First Victim In Her Family
Police said in each instance, individuals armed with semi-automatic firearms approach unsuspecting victims on the sidewalk or street, and demand the victims’ property. After victims relinquish their property, the robbers would flee the scene in a waiting vehicle driven by an accomplice.
In several incidents, the victims’ vehicle was taken.
- At 9:20 p.m. Nov.17, 2021, in the 800 block of West Wolfram Street
- At 10:05 p.m. Nov. 2021, in the 3900 block of North Janssen Avenue
- At 5:35 p.m. on Nov. 27, 2021, in the 2300 block of North Lincoln Avenue
- At 1:00 a.m. on Nov. 28, 2021, in the 1800 block of West Wellington Avenue
- At 8:15 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2021, in the 1000 block of West Barry Avenue
- At 8:53 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2021, in the 1600 block of West Cornelia Avenue
- At 8:55 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2021, in the 1400 block of West Cornelia Avenue
- At 9:30 p.m. 2200 on Dec. 3, 2021, 2200 block of North Fremont Street
- At 10:40 a.m. on Dec. 4, 2021, in the 800 block of West Newport Ave
- At 8:50 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2021, 2200 block of North Lincoln Avenue
- At 9:47 p.m. on Dec. 6, 2021, 2300 block of North Clark Street
- At 9:00 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2021, in the 1000 block of West Addison Street
- At 9:07 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2021, 1000 block of West Addison Street
The suspects are described as two to five males between the ages of 13 and 25, wearing dark hooded sweatshirts and ski masks.
Police remind residents to be aware of their surroundings at all times, stay in well-lit areas, and pay special attention to suspicious individuals loitering in the area.MORE NEWS: Chicago White Sox Take Action After CBS 2 Investigators Expose Parking Scam Outside Sports Venues: Fans Getting Ripped Off By Conmen, Then Hit With Parking Tickets
Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263.