Cops warn of afternoon robberies on Michigan Avenue in South Loop

Police are warning people about a mugger who pushed three victims to the ground and stole their phones along a three-block stretch of Michigan Avenue in the South Loop last week.

In a community alert, Area Three detectives said the offender shoves victims to the ground on streets or sidewalks during afternoon hours, takes their phones, then escapes in a car that is waiting for him.

He robbed victims on the 1300 block of South Michigan at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, January 20; the 1500 block of South Michigan at 12:40 p.m. Friday, January 21; and the 1200 block of South Michigan at 12:55 p.m. Friday, January 21.

Police said the man is Black and between 18- and 35-years-old.

In the 1200 block of South Michigan, a witness said he was wearing a red and black jacket and climbed into the passenger seat of a blue or black vehicle that headed south.

Area Three detectives are handling the investigations, which are linked in pattern #P22-3-007. They can be reached at 312-744-8263.

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