Police Warn University Village Residents of Robberies

During one of the robberies, the offenders struck the victim with their hands.

Saturday, Sep 1, 2012  |  Updated 3:12 PM CDT
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Police Warn University Village Residents of Robberies

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Chicago police issued a community alert on Saturday warning residents in the University Village neighborhood of a couple of robberies which occurred this past week.

Three males, believed to be teenagers, grabbed their victims and took their property by force, according to the alert issued for the Monroe District. During one of the robberies, the offenders struck the victim with their hands.

The first robbery happened in the 1000 block of South Racine Avenue on August 26 at approximately 2:30 a.m. A second robbery occurred in the 1300 block of South Blue Island Avenue on August 28, at approximately 9:20 a.m.

The offenders were described as black males and thought to be about 13, 16, and 18 years old.

The youngest one is about 5 feet 2 inches tall and 120 pounds, with a fade haircut. The 16-year-old is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and 150 pounds, with a dark brown complexion, dreadlocks, and a tattoo on the upper right arm. The 18-year-old is 6 feet tall, 175 pounds, with a dark brown complexion, and dreadlocks with light tips.

Police are asking anyone with information about the robberies or suspects to call 911 or contact Area Central Detectives at (312) 747-8380.

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