Robbery alert issued for River North, Streeterville

Police detectives have identified a robbery pattern that involves young offenders who mug victims after striking up a conversation on the street in River North and Streeterville. 

Four similar robberies have been linked to the teenage suspects during August:

  • in the 700 block of North State on the morning of August 3
  • in the 100 block of East Illinois on the afternoon of August 3
  • in the 100 block of East Lake Shore Drive on the evening of August 8
  • in the 300 block of West Kinzie on the evening of August 10

After engaging the victims in brief conversations, the offenders threatened the victims and took property by force, police said in a community alert. The suspects are Black males between 14- and 18-years-old who stand 5’8” to 6’1” tall and weigh 150 to 180 pounds.

Anyone with information about the robberies can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263 regarding crime pattern P20-3-158.

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