CHICAGO — Armed men traveling in stolen cars robbed five people, four of them at ATMs, on the North and West sides Sunday, Chicago police said in a community alert released Monday morning.
Each time, the crew jumped out of the car while wearing masks and brandishing more than one gun, including a rifle or long gun, and four of the robberies occurred as victims left bank ATM vestibules.
The holdups began at 4:30 a.m. in the 7500 block of North Western. Four more were reported in under an hour on Sunday afternoon.
Around 3:25 p.m., a woman was robbed of her purse in the 3800 block of North Southport in Lakeview. She told police that two men rode up in a car and took her purse at gunpoint.
The crew struck again in Lincoln Park at 3:50 p.m., robbing a man at US Bank, 1953 North Clybourn, according to a CPD report. They robbed another victim in the 2600 block of West Washington at 4:13 p.m., police said.
Minutes later, they robbed another victim at a bank ATM in the 2100 block of West Madison.
CPD’s community alert said the group is composed of three to five Black males between 18 and 25 years old. They wore dark clothing and ski masks.
Tips about the robberies can be shared with detectives at 312-744-8263. The community alert reference number is P23-3-052.