Roscoe Village robbery spree is linked to violent crew that has robbed dozens and shot a bystander, police say

CHICAGO — A robbery spree in Roscoe Village on Sunday morning is part of a crime pattern involving armed men who’ve committed at least 15 robberies in the past two weeks, according to Chicago police. The robberies were committed by the same crew that shot a man who intervened in a robbery in Wicker Park on May 17.

Three robberies occurred in Roscoe Village on Sunday between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m., police said. All of the holdups involved three or four offenders who displayed guns, wore masks, and traveled in a stolen car, a CPD community alert said.

Sunday’s robberies occurred in the 2300 block of West School, the 2300 block of West Roscoe, and the 3200 block of North Western, according to the alert.

The gunmen take property from their victims and typically force the victims to reveal their phone passcode, police said.

But one of the crew’s robberies turned especially violent in Wicker Park on May 17. Two gunmen jumped out of a car and demanded property from two women in the 2000 block of West North Avenue around 3:49 a.m. The offenders shot a 31-year-old man who tried to stop the robbery, police said.

Police described the group as Black males wearing all black or dark-colored clothing with black ski masks. Tips can be shared with investigators by calling 312-742-0231 and referring to crime pattern 24-CWP-028A.

Other robberies that CPD linked to the crew:

May 14
2200 block of North Clybourn around 12:05 a.m.
2100 block of North Clybourn around 12:30 a.m.

May 15
1200 block of North Clybourn at 5:39 a.m.
1900 block of North Hermitage at 5:48 a.m.

May 16
1100 block of North Marshfield at 5:04 a.m.
1000 block of North Marshfield at 5:05 a.m.
1600 block of West Division at 5:09 a.m.

May 18
600 block of West Fulton around 4:45 a.m.
300 block of North Clinton at 5 a.m.

May 24
2700 block of North Lockwood at 5 a.m.
4200 block of West School at 5:15 a.m.

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