Business Alert: Armed Robberies


North Central Bureau of Detectives of the Chicago Police Depart have issued an alert to businesses about Armed Robberies in a cellular telephone store, and was soon followed by a second person. 

An offender entered the store followed by a second person. They show a handgun and then demanded electronic items and cash from the store safe. Offenders then fled. 

One incident in the area was on Mar. 2 in the 1500 block of W. Chicago Ave.  at approximately 3:55 p.m.

About The Offenders

Offender descriptions vary, but are generally described as:

  • #1: Male/Black, 35-45 years of age, 5'6"-6'0", 140-160.
  • #2: Male/Black, 25-40 years of age, 5'8"-6'3", 155-165.

What You Can Do

  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Report suspicious activity immediately
  • If you are confronted by an assailant remain calm
  • Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limp, acne, teeth, etc...)
  • Save video surveillance footage for later review.
  • Never pursue a fleeing assailant, provide the information to the police
  • If approached by a witness to the incident, request contact information
  • Dial 9-1-1 immediately and remain on scene when possible

If you have any information about this incident,  please call the Area Central Bureau of Detectives at 312.747.8380. The case numbers are: Reference: HW-176690, HW-179072



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