Chicago Police Warn of Robberies by Man in Wheelchair

Chicago police issued a warning Sunday about a series of robberies in the city's South Loop neighborhood, committed by an offender in a wheelchair.

Three robberies took place over the course of four days in late June and early July, according to a community alert from police.

In each, officials said the offender, who was in a wheelchair, approached people in a public place and and asked for change or cigarettes.

As they complied, the suspect then attacked the victims and took personal property, according to police.

Authorities said the incidents took place as follows:

  • at 1:54 a.m. on June 30 in the 1200 block of South Wabash Avenue
  • at 3:12 a.m. on July 3 in the 700 block of South Michigan Avenue
  • at 9:00 a.m. on July 3 in the 900 block of South Michigan Avenue

Police warned the public to be aware of surroundings and report any suspicious activity immediately.

No one was in custody in connection with any of the three incidents, according to police, who continue to investigate.

Anyone with information was asked to call detectives at (312) 747-8384.

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