Group of robbers targeting people in Rogers Park, cops say

Police are warning about two recent robberies in which five or six offenders have attacked individuals in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Detectives typically issue community alerts when they believe an individual or group is responsible for a crime pattern.

The group punches and kicks people on the street before going through the victims’ pockets to collect phones and wallets, police said.

One robbery took place in the 7000 block of North Ashland around 3:15 p.m. on June 21. The other was reported in the 1200 block of West Arthur around 10:55 p.m. on June 28.

Police said the group consists of Black males between 16- and 19-years-old, according to the alert. One stands 5’11” to 6’1” tall and weighs about 150 pounds. Another is about 5’10” tall and weighs about 200 pounds. No further details were available about the remaining suspects.

Anyone with information about the cases can call Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263 abut pattern P20-3-129.

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