Chicago police warn about armed robbers who strike in Wicker Park early on Sunday mornings

Four of the five robberies occurred in the 1200 block of North Ashland. | Google

It’s Saturday evening as we post this story, just a few hours before we’ll know if one of Chicago’s most consistent robbery crews will strike again.

Chicago police issued a warning this week about the group, which has committed an armed robbery between 2 a.m. and about 4 a.m. almost every Sunday since September 11. And nearly all of the hold-ups occurred on the same Wicker Park block.

Police said three Hispanic men in their 30s have been holding victims at gunpoint while saying, “Give me the money.” They take the victim’s wallet, money, jewelry, and phones, then punch or slap the victim before escaping in a black Chrysler 300.

On September 11, the crew committed its first robbery in the 1300 block of North Paulina around 3:30 a.m.

Since then, they’ve carried out four more robberies in the 1200 block of North Ashland — at 3:40 a.m. on September 18, 4:05 a.m. on September 25, 3:47 a.m. on October 16, and 2:15 a.m. on October 23.

According to police, they wear dark clothing, stand 5’5″ to 5’8″ tall, and weigh 140 to 160 pounds.

Anyone who has information about them can contact Area Five detectives at 312-746-7394. Refer to crime pattern #P22-5-074.

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