A knife-wielding crew in Rogers Park has robbed two people over the past week, Chicago police said. The offenders stabbed one elderly victim repeatedly, but he survived.
According to police, the group tried to rob an elderly man at knifepoint in the 1700 block of West Farwell around 5:40 p.m. on March 19. But the man does not speak English, so he continued walking.
The group stopped him and stabbed him repeatedly in his legs and mid-section before running away, according to a CPD report. They didn’t get anything of value from the man. An ambulance crew took the man to an undisclosed hospital for treatment.
Then, around 2:40 a.m. on March 21, the crew approached a victim in the 7000 block of North Clark and demanded their money, phone, and jewelry while implying that they had a knife, police said.
The second victim was treated for minor injuries at St. Francis Hospital.
Area North detectives issued a community alert about the robberies on Thursday in which the robbers are described only as two or three Black males.
Anyone with information about the crimes can contact detectives about Community Alert #P21-3-039 at 312-744-8263.