Police identify armed robbery pattern in River North

Police have identified an armed robbery pattern in the River North neighborhood, meaning they think the same offenders have committed a series of recent hold-ups. Area Three detectives issued a community alert about the incidents Friday night.

Most recently, two men robbed a man of his business’ bank deposit near Chase Bank, 230 West Grand, around 2:43 p.m. on January 4, according to the alert and details in a CPD report. The offenders escaped in a gray Dodge Charger that had damage to its front end.

The approximate locations of the three robberies. | Multiplottr

The other two robberies happened in quick succession on the 200 block of West Huron around 12:45 p.m. on New Year’s Day. One victim said two robbers confronted them with a handgun while the other, a 39-year-old woman, said a lone offender robbed her of her phone and wallet.

Police said the suspects are two Black males between 20- and 28-years-old who stand 5’8″ to 6-feet tall and weigh 170 to 190 pounds.

Anyone with information about the crimes can contact investigators at 312-744-8263 about crime pattern #P22-3-002.

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