Police Seek Group Behind String of Taxi Cab Driver Robberies

Chicago police are investigating a trio of robberies of taxi cab drivers on the city’s Northwest Side.

The robberies have occurred in the Jefferson Park and North Park neighborhoods over the last week, according to police.

Police say that taxi cab drivers are called to pick up fares in the area, and then as they drive they are robbed at gunpoint.

In one of the robberies, the thieves allegedly stole the taxi cab driver’s vehicle.

Here are the incidents:

  • On Dec. 28, the men picked up in 4600 block of North Kasson Avenue,  and then robbed victim in 5700 block of North Central Ave.
  • On Jan. 4, the men were picked up in the 5700 block of North Christiana, and then robbed the driver in the 5300 block of North Sawyer Avenue.
  • On Jan. 4, the men were picked up in the 6100 block of North Seeley Avenue, then robbed the driver in the 5200 block of North Christiana Avenue.

One of the men is described as either white or Hispanic between the ages of 18 and 20, standing between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-8. The suspect reportedly weighs between 150 and 170 pounds.

Another suspect is also described as either white or Hispanic, standing between 5-foot-0  and 5-foot-5 and weighing between 140 and 160 pounds. He is estimated to be between the ages of 20 and 22.

The third suspect is described as a black male, aged between 16 to 22 years and standing between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-9. He is estimated to weigh between 130 and 160 pounds.

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