Cops: School Kids Among Victims In Lakeview, Lincoln Square Robbery Pattern

Approximate locations of three robberies in the pattern.

Police on Saturday issued a community alert about a robbery pattern in Lakeview and Lincoln Square. Community alerts are generally issued when investigators believe the same offenders are responsible for a series of crimes.

Three times between May 22 and May 29, people have been battered or choked and robbed while walking alone, police said. Two of the victims in the pattern were juveniles who were walking to school, according to the alert.

Police gave the following dates, times, and locations for the linked incidents:

• May 22 at 7:30 a.m. in the 3800 block of North Ashland
• May 22 between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in the 800 block of West Irving Park
• May 29 between 6 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. in the 2400 block of West Montrose

According to the alert, the offenders are two African American men between 17- and 20-years-old who stand about 6-feet tall. One weighs about 160 pounds and the other about 210 pounds.

Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call Area North investigators at (312) 744-8263.

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