Community Alert Robbery


About the Crime:
This alert gives notice to citizens residing in the 1st (Central) District of robbery related incidents during the month of August. Unknown male black offenders have approached victims while walking on sidewalk. The offenders then punched or knocked victims to the ground. Offenders continued to kick their victim or hold their victim on the ground while co-offenders took wallets from the victim’s pants pocket, or stole computer devices from victim’s possession. These incidents have occurred during the nightime hours in the general geographical locations listed below:

Incident times and locations:
•0-100 block of W. Harrison St. on 21 August 2015 at 12:30 AM
•900 block of S. Michigan Ave. on 22 August 2015 at 9:00 PM

About the offenders:
Male, black, 5’09-6’00, 160-200 lbs., medium-dark complexion.

What you can do:
•Always be aware of your surroundings
•Report suspicious activity immediately
•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
•Dial 9-1-1 immediately and remain on scene when possible

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