Southwest Chicago Hit by Wave of Robberies: 10 Incidents in 45 Minutes, Police Report


Two incidents of armed robberies on the Southwest Chicago sides are being looked into by the police; one of these incidents involved ten robberies in a 45-minute period.

There were ten disclosed robberies at 6:15 a.m. 7:00 a.m. On Saturday, the Lower West Side, Brighton Park, Chicago Lawn, as well as Gage Park neighborhoods were the sites of reports from Chicago police.

Six armed robberies have been reported on the South Side on Friday night. Between 8 p.m., there were at least five of them. Police say one occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. … 8:35 p.m.

If the sprees were related, it was unclear.

Three to four male suspects confronted victims at gunpoint during the hold-ups on Saturday, took their belongings, and then drove off in a white four-door sedan, according to the police.

Police described the suspects as males with ski masks and black clothing. According to the police, they were carrying a black handgun or rifle.

Southwest Chicago Robberies Occurred in the Following Areas:

Two incidents of armed robberies on the South and Southwest sides are being looked into by the police; one of these incidents involved ten robberies in a 45-minute period.
  • 6.15 a.m. on the 2000 Block of West Cullerton Street.
  • South Fairfield Avenue, 4500 Block, at 6:15 a.m.
  • 6:29 a.m. in the 4500 Block of South Washtenaw Avenue.
  • 6:47 a.m. in the 5800 Block of South Campbell Avenue.
  • South Fairfield Avenue, 7200 Block, at 7:00 a.m.
  • South Rockwell Street, 5700 Block, at 6:15 a.m.
  • South Talman Avenue, 7300 Block, at 7:03 a.m.
  • South Fairfield Avenue’s 7200 Block at 6:50 a.m.
  • 7200 South Fairfield Avenue Block at 7 a.m.
  • South Campbell Avenue’s 6000 Block at 6:40 a.m.

The suspects have been identified as African-American or Hispanic males wearing black clothing as well as ski masks and armed with black handguns or rifles.

There were no serious injuries reported.

Detectives in Area Three invite anybody who has details regarding these incidents to call them at 312-744-8263.

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