Community Alert Robbery Attempt: Strongarm

Robberies in which a group of several offenders attempt to rob their victims are occurring in the 14th District:

About the Crime:
•3200 block W ALTGELD at 9:15 PM, Tuesday, August 11, 2015
•3200 block W ALTGELD at 10:15 PM, Tuesday, August 11, 2015
•3300 block W ALTGELD at 10:17 PM, Tuesday, August 11, 2015

In each case, on the 3200 to the 3300 blocks of W. Altgeld, the female offender attempts to grab the victim’s cell phone by force and demands the victim surrender it, while the male offenders surround the victim. In one incident, the victim was beaten by the male offenders.

About the Offender(s):
One female, black 13-14 years old, 5’2″ tall, 100 pounds, hair in braids
Three to five male, blacks 16-17 years old, 5’9″ to 5’11” tall, 160-175 pounds

What you can do:
•Be aware of the situation and alert neighbors in the area about these crimes.
•Report any suspicious people or activity in the area.
•Pay special attention to any persons loitering in the area.

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