Robbery near Grant Park part of wider pattern, police say

A robbery near Grant Park last weekend is part of a wider pattern in the Loop and Near South Side, police said in a community alert Saturday night.

Detectives usually issue alerts when they think a person or group of people is responsible for a series of crimes.

Last Saturday, December 26, three men pushed a 31-year-old woman down and took her purse in the 1100 block of South Michigan around 9:50 p.m., according to a CPD report.

An ambulance took the woman to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment of an injury to her hand.

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The other three robberies that police have linked to the pattern also took place during evening hours. All of the victims were walking alone at the time of the attacks, police said.

At 8:20 p.m. on December 21, three men knocked a woman down and dragged her in the street on the 1700 block of South Michigan. They took her purse, too.

About 30 minutes later, another woman was robbed of her purse by three offenders in the 1400 block of South Wabash.

And the fourth victim was robbed around 7 p.m. on December 22 in the 2100 block of South Indiana, according to police. No further information was available about the incident.

The suspects are three Black males between 18- and 25-years-old, according to CPD’s alert.

Anyone with information about the incidents can call investigators at 312-744-8263 about crime pattern P21-3-001.

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