Group of bicyclists robbing people in Rogers Park, West Ridge, cops say

Groups of bicyclists have battered, kicked, and robbed two people on the city’s Far North Side in the past month, according to a community alert from Chicago police.

The attacks took place in Rogers Park on April 13 and in West Ridge on April 26, the bulletin said.

In both cases, male victims were walking alone when they passed a group of men or teenagers on bicycles. The bike riders then approached the men, battered them, and took their valuables.

The first victim told police one man jumped and robbed him on the 6900 block of North Sheridan around 10 p.m. while a group looked on. Police said the primary attacker is a black man in his 20’s who stands 5’10” tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He was with a group that consisted of white and black men, according to police.

In West Ridge, the victim told police six teenage males attacked him, took his phone, and demanded his password on the 2200 block of West Greenleaf around 9:57 p.m. Police said the robbers were six black males about 16- or 17-years-old, who stand about 5’9” tall and weigh 130 to 150 pounds.

Anyone with information about the robberies can contact Area 3 detectives at 312-744-8263 regarding cases JD208531 and JD217939.

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