Chicago police say two to four people were involved in 50 armed robberies over four days in the north and west last week.
In each case, the suspects, dressed in dark clothing with hoods and ski masks, pulled over and approached people on the streets and sidewalks. Police said they sported firearms, stole victims’ belongings, and fled the area.
According to police, some robberies occurred minutes or even seconds apart.
On Saturday, 18 robberies were reported within four hours between midnight and 4am, mainly in Humboldt Park, Ukrainian Village and Westtown.
Miscellaneous It happened Saturday morning from the Near North Side to Lakeview to Edgewater to Westridge.
Only one robbery was witnessed on Friday, police said. Police said he was on the 1400th block of North Sandburg Terrace on the Near North Side around 11:20 p.m.
On December 8, armed groups foiled 16 robberies between approximately 00:30 and 05:30. All of it took place on the West Side, most of it in Humboldt Park.Police said the string ended in six thefts between 5:15 a.m. and 5:38 a.m., three of which were reported at 5:30 a.m.
On December 7, 15 robberies were reported, also mainly on the West Side. Twelve of them occurred between 4:15 and 6:40 a.m., police said.
Police describe the suspect as a black man between the ages of 15 and 30.
Robberies are up about 15% across the city compared to this time last year, according to police data.
Of the 50 robberies hit in the last week, the northwest Police District 25 has seen a 34% jump from 271 robberies at this time last year to 362 reported as of December 4. , which is the largest increase in the past year. Year.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2022/12/12/23506815/50-armed-robberies-reported-in-4-days-on-north-and-west-sides 50 armed robberies reported in four days in north and west