Chicago police warn of robbery pattern in Loop, South Loop

Chicago — Two men have been mugging people this month in the Loop and South Loop, mostly along Michigan Avenue, according to a new alert from the Chicago Police Department. CPD said the robbers took the victims’ property by using or threatening to use force. All of the crimes occurred on sidewalks, according to police data.

The first robbery listed in the warning occurred at 7:41 p.m. on February 2 in the 800 block of South Michigan. According to a police report, a woman told officers that a man took her phone by force and fled in a car that appeared to be a Toyota.

The group struck again in the 1300 block of South Wabash around 8:05 p.m. on February 7.

The approximate locations of the robberies listed in CPD’s alert. | Multiplottr

Then, around 2:51 a.m. on February 12, they took a woman’s phone in the first block of North Michigan and forced her to reveal the device PIN. A police report said the men, who acted like they had weapons, fled in an older black sedan. The report said the woman’s phone was later tracked to the 3500 block of West Lexington.

Police said the duo robbed another victim in the 1100 block of South Michigan around 8 p.m. on February 12.

The suspects are both Black males between 16 and 26 years old, according to CPD’s alert. They have been wearing dark hoodies with dark pants.

Tips about the crimes can be shared with detectives at 312-744-8263. The crime pattern is P23-3-016.

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