About This Crime:
This alert gives notice to residents of the Morgan Park (22nd) District of two recent robbery incidents that occurred in the Washington Heights neighborhood on October 1, 2015. In these incidents, two male offenders approached a lone female on the street. One offender displays a handgun, while the other takes the victim’s purse.
Incident Times and Locations:
The incidents occurred in the 9400 block of S. Throop Street and in the 9600 block of S. Carpenter Street. Both robberies occurred between 10:00 p.m. -11:00p.m.
About The Offenders:
The offenders were described by the victims as: Male, African American, 20-25 years old, 5’10, wearing hooded sweatshirts.
Walk with a friend or group when visiting an unfamiliar neighborhood. Keep your purse hidden & secure preferably strapped across your body. Keep tracking software and security locks on your cell phone. Document serial numbers for your electronics and keep a record at your
residence. Never pursue a fleeing assailant, provide the information to police. Be aware of your surroundings and walk in well-lit areas. Be aware of this situation and alert neighbors in the area about this crime. Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of any suspicious people including any vehicle description and license plate information.