Robbers Targeting Intoxicated People in Loop: Police

In three separate incidents, robbers approached drunk people and took their wallets and cell phones, police warn

Chicago Police are warning residents of robbers targeting intoxicated people in the Loop.

On three occasions, a pair of robbers approached drunk people during the nighttime hours and demanded or took their wallets and cell phones, according to a community alert from police.

The robberies happened:

  • at 4:30 a.m. on March 13 in the 300 block of South State Street;
  • at 11:45 p.m. on March 16 in the 0-100 block of North Wells Street;
  • and at 7:30 p.m. on March 26 in the 200 block of West Jackson Boulevard.

One robber is described as a 40- to 55-year-old black man, standing 6-foot to 6-foot-3 and weighing 180-200 pounds, police said. Another robber is described as a 30- to 34-year-old black man, standing 6-foot-1 and weighing 200 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8384.

Copyright CHIST - SunTimes
Contact Us