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Chicago police have issued a robbery alert for Streeterville after at least five women have been mugged in the lakefront neighborhood since last Tuesday.
CWBChicago has been reporting on these crimes since last week.
Police said one or two offenders are approaching women from behind and taking purses or phones by using force. Some of the women have reported being punched in the face.
The robbers then fled in a white car with tinted windows or a gray Ford, police said.
All of the attacks have been reported in the late afternoon or early evening hours. Several specific cases have been connected with the team, according to police: in the 200 block of East Pearson on May 28; in the 800 block of North Lake Shore Drive on May 31; and three muggings on June 3—in the 100 block of East Oak, the 200 block of East Chestnut and the 800 block of North Lake Shore Drive.
Police said the robbery crew includes one or two black males between 14- and 18-years-old who stand 5’5”-5’10” tall and weigh 130 to 160 pounds and two black females between 17- and 21-years-old who stands 5’3”-5’6” tall and weight 130 to 160 pounds.
Anyone with information about the incidents may contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.