Work crews robbed twice in a week outside Chicago public schools

In the past week, work crews have been robbed at Chicago Bulls College Prep and John Walsh Elementary School. | Multiplottr

CHICAGO — It may be a coincidence. But, then, maybe not. In the past week, work crews have been robbed while preparing to complete projects at Chicago schools. And a similar robbery happened Monday morning, but not at a school.

Over the weekend, a roofing crew was getting ready to work at John Walsh Public School, 2015 South Peoria, on Sunday morning. As they were unloading equipment around 7:30 a.m., a car pulled up, and three men got out. They displayed a firearm and went through the crew’s work truck, taking whatever they pleased, then drove away, one police report said.

Another crew was robbed last Monday, August 7, outside Chicago Bulls College Prep, 2040 West Adams. A worker was unloading tools just before 6 a.m. when a carload of robbers pulled up.

Two men, one armed with a gun, got out of the car and took the worker’s tools, a preliminary police report said.

This morning, another worker was robbed outside his truck in the 3100 block of North Albany in Avondale. He told police he was confronted by two armed men around 5 a.m. They took his phone, cash, and tools from his truck, a CPD report said.

In Avondale, the robbers were described as two Black males: one is 5’5″ tall and weighs 270 pounds, the other is 6’2″ tall and weighs 230 pounds. Both wore face masks and fled the scene in a vehicle.

No arrests have been announced.

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