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Community Police Alert Issued For Wicker Park, Humboldt Park, Bucktown

Michael Hamrick - Friday, December 12, 2014

A Community Alert has been issued by the Chicago Police Department in response to four recent strong-arm robberies in the Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Wicker Park neighborhoods.

The robberies occurred at night or overnight Sunday through Tuesday. The victims were knocked to the ground and beaten before their belongings were stolen.

Robberies are widespread and have occurred in the following locations:
2000 block of West McLean at 12:30 a.m. Sunday;
1500 block of North Oakley at 8:15 p.m. Monday;
1500 block of North St. Louis at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday; and 
2600 block of North Fairfield at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Police are describing the suspects as black and hispanic males. The black males are between the ages of 18-20 years old. The hispanic males are between the ages of 18-25 years old. All were wearing black clothing.

Police are encouraging everyone to be aware of their surroundings at all times. If you see anything suspicious please call 911 immediately and provide a description of the individuals - and cars if available - including license plate information.

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