A group of as many as nine men has attacked and robbed three victims in Rogers Park since late July, according to a new alert from Chicago police. The latest warning is similar to an alert that police issued for the neighborhood earlier this summer.
In the new alert, police said a group of offenders is approaching victims from behind while they walk down the street during evening hours. The group surrounds the victims or chases them down before punching, kicking, and striking them in the head, police said. Then, the robbers take the victims’ valuables and run away.
Police said victims have been attacked by the group:
- on the 1800 block of West Touhy between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on July 27
- on the 7200 block of North Clark around 9 p.m. on August 9
- on the 7200 block of North Clark around 9:30 p.m. on August 21
The victim in one incident said the robbers were eight or nine Hispanic males between 17- and 19-years-old, police said. Another victim described the offenders as eight males.
In early July, police warned Rogers Park residents about two robberies that involved a group of five or six offenders who were punching and kicking people on the street before going through the victims’ pockets to collect phones and wallets.
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 that group consisted of Black males between 16- and 19-years-old. 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.
Area Three detectives, who are investigating the crimes, can be reached at 312-744-8263. The CPD crime pattern is P20-3-161 for the newest alert and P20-3-129 for the July notice.