Police have issued two community alerts to warn about separate robbery patterns in the West Loop. Investigators typically release an alert when they believe a person or group is responsible for a series of crimes.
In the first alert, police said a striped white Chevrolet Camaro is being used as by a man who robs pedestrians in the West Loop. The offender is getting out of the car to take the victims’ property by force. He then returns to the car and drives away.
Incidents were reported in the 700 block of West Adams at 7:40 p.m. on July 19th and on the 200 block of South Morgan at 1:04 p.m. on Aug. 10th, police said.
The offender in the first incident is described as a black male between 12- and 17-years-old, who stands 5’3” tall and weighs about 120 pounds. In the second robbery, the offender was male, black, 15- to 20-years-old, and 5’8” tall with short hair.
The second alert, police said a gunman has robbed convenience stores in the West Loop and nearby Little Italy twice since July 31st. Money and merchandise have been taken in the hold-ups.
One robbery was reported at 4:35 a.m. on July 31st in the 1500 block of West Taylor. Police described the offenders only as two black males.
The second incident was on the 200 block of South Racine at 12:26 a.m. on Aug. 4th. Police said the robber was male, black, about 6-feet tall, and 200 pounds. He wore a black hoodie with white stripes on the sleeves with black pants and white gym shoes.
A red Honda Civic was used in one of the robberies, but police did not specify which one.
Information regarding the robberies may be shared with Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380. The street robberies are listed under pattern P19-1-265 while the convenience store hold-ups are under P19-1-263.