Chicago police have received reports that offenders in south downtown Chicago have forced victims to unlock their phones and leave them accessible without a password while the victims were held up at gunpoint on the sidewalk.
According to Chicago police, the armed offenders stopped people on the sidewalk, displayed a gun and then, under the threat of violence, take victims’ cellphones after passwords were disabled. Also taken were the victims’ wallets and other valuables in purses, according to a Chicago Police community alert.
The offenders also demanded PIN numbers for victims’ bank cards, police said.
Armed Robbery Locations …
900 block of South Michigan Avenue at 1:00AM Aug. 29,
1200 block of South Lake Shore Drive at 12:30AM Aug. 31,
500 block of South Columbus Drive 1:15AM Sept. 1
The offenders at one robbery were described as …
a male/black teen, 15-17 years-old, 5’7″ 150 LBS wearing a black baseball hat with yellow writing,
a male/black teen 15-17 years-old, 5’7″ 160 LBS wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
The offenders at another robbery were described as …
male 17-22 years-old, 5’6″ 160 LBS with a black baseball hat with a Batman logo,
male 17-22 years-old, 6’0″ 150 LBS with black pants.
Police urge any citizens with information about the robberies to call police at 312-747-8384.
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