Chicago police have issued a community alert for robberies in the Wrigleyville neighborhood. Investigators typically release warnings like this when they believe a person or group is responsible for a series of crimes.
Police said two or three men approached victims as they walked alone on side streets during overnight hours earlier this month. The offenders beat or threatened to beat the victims while taking their valuables, according to the alert.
So far, detectives have linked two muggings to the pattern:
- At 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 14, a victim reported being mugged on the 1200 block of West Cornelia. No further information was immediately available about that incident.
- At 2:40 a.m. on Dec. 15, a man told police that two offenders jumped him as he walked on the 1200 block of West Waveland at 2:40 a.m. The victim, 27, said the robbers fled in a silver or gold Chevy Impala that was idling on the 3600 block of North Clark.
Police said the suspects are black males between 20 and 25 years old who stand 5’10” to six-feet tall.
Anyone with information about the robberies can contact Area North detectives at 312-744-8263 regarding pattern P19-3-346.