Large groups of teens are robbing people in Millennium and Grant Parks, police say

Groups of teenagers have surrounded and robbed victims in Grant and Millennium Parks twice since May 21, police said in a community alert Saturday. In both cases, the groups swarmed the victims and took their property by force, according to police.

One robbery occurred on the 200 block of East Randolph in Millennium Park around 7:20 p.m. Friday, May 21, police said. Then, it happened again in Grant Park on the 1100 block of South Michigan around 9:46 p.m. Wednesday, May 26.

In the second robbery, three victims said about seven teenagers surrounded them, beat them, and took their property, according to a CPD report. No further information was immediately available about the first incident.

Police said the groups consist of Black males and females between 14- and 20-years-old. No arrests have been made.

“If you’re thinking of using your phone in a public place, take a look around,” police advised in the alert. “

Anyone with information about the crimes can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263 about community alert #21-3-063.

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