There have been three late night and early morning robberies that have occurred in Area North, in the 19th Police District. One to six offenders approach victims as they are walking on the sidewalk and threaten the victim with a hammer demanding property. In the robbery that occurred on September 30, 2013 at 12:30 a.m. in the 3000 block of N. Seminary, one of the six offenders struck the victim in the leg with the hammer causing the victim to fall to the ground. The offenders fled in an unknown make/model 4-door sedan. Incident time and location (by block of occurrence):
2800 block of N. Southport Ave. – Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 3:00-3:45 a.m.
600 block of W. Buckingham Pl. – Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, 12:00 a.m.
3000 block of N. Seminary Ave. – Monday, Sep. 30, 2013, 12:30 a.m.
About The Offenders
The offender on Southport Ave. is described as a male African American 19-21 years of age, 5’10”-6’01”, 170-180 lbs., black fade flat top hairstyle with a small gap between his front teeth. He was seen exiting an unknown make/model vehicle parked on the street.
The offenders on Buckingham Pl. are described as a male Hispanic 19 years old, 5’05”, 120 lbs., light complexion, wearing a black pony tail; an unknown male, 22 years of age, 5’11”, 140 lbs. wearing black dreadlocks.
The offenders on Seminary Ave. are described as six offenders seen in a 4 door sedan. One offender is described as a male Hispanic, 19-21 years of age, 6’00” tall, 145 lbs., olive complexion, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. One offender is described as a male African American, 19-22 years of age, 6’01” tall, 165 lbs. wearing a white jacket. There are no further descriptions.
What You Can Do
Always be aware of your surroundings
Report any suspicious people or vehicles in the area
If you are confronted by an assailant remain calm
Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limp, acne, teeth, etc.)
Never pursue a fleeing assailant, provide the information to the police
If approached by a witness to the incident, request contact information
Be aware of this crime and alert neighbors in the area.
Pay special attention to anyone loitering in the area.
Dial 911 and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any vehicle description, license plate information and direction of flight.
If you have any information about this incident, Please call the Bureau of Detectives – Area North at (312) 744-8263