Machete-wielding robber has struck 6 times in Avondale and Irving Park, police say

A man armed with a machete has committed at least six robberies in Avondale and Irving Park since May 27, police said in a community alert on Saturday morning. The robber, who travels in a silver four-door car, confronts victims on the streets and demands their property while displaying the weapon.

The approximate locations of the robberies. | Multiplottr

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.

Police said the man is Hispanic, 5’4″ to 5’6″ tall and 125 to 150 pounds, possibly with curly hair. At least two victims said he had some facial hair and some said he wore his hair in a ponytail, according to CPD documents.

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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