‘Machete man’ robbed 2 more people in Avondale on Saturday evening; at least 8 victims since May 27

Avondale’s machete-wielding robber struck two more times on Saturday evening, just hours after police warned about six other hold-ups he has committed since May 27. So far, there have been no injuries reported, and no arrests made.

The approximate locations of Saturday’s robberies (blue) and other hold-ups that police have linked to the pattern. | Multiplottr

The latest robberies were reported around 8:45 p.m. Saturday on the 3000 block of North Davlin and the 3000 block of North Christiana.

On Davlin, a woman reported the robber fled in a four-door sedan. The victim on Christiana, a man, said the offender hopped out of a car with a “large knife” and took the phone and bag he was carrying.

One of the victims said the man appeared to have tattoos on his face and was in his 40s.

In a community alert earlier Saturday, police said the robber is Hispanic, 5’4″ to 5’6″ tall and 125 to 150 pounds, possibly with curly hair. He travels in a silver four-door car, according to the alert. At least two victims said he had some facial hair and some said he wore his hair in a ponytail, according to CPD documents.

He first struck on the 3000 block of North Christiana at 7:58 p.m. on May 27. In that case, he took a man’s wallet, cigarettes, and a six-pack of beer.

On May 30, he robbed someone on the 3200 block of North Monticello around 11:45 p.m.

Then, he struck twice in 30 minutes on the 4100 block of West Fletcher between 11:45 p.m. Monday and 12:10 a.m. Tuesday.

He struck two more times around 9 p.m. Friday, once on the 3300 block of North Monticello and the 4000 block of West Eddy. In the Eddy robbery, he robbed a woman and her mother.

Anyone with information about the robberies can contact Area Five detectives at 312-746-7394 regarding crime pattern #P22-5-039.

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