Five Strong Armed Robberies in Wicker Park and Eckhart Park areas


Since May 21, five Strong Armed Robberies have taken place on east side of the 14th Police District in Wicker Park and Eckhart Park areas.

One to two offenders have taken a victim's phone and, in one case, attempted to take a purse during the day and at night. 

A silver/gray vehicle with Georgia plates CJW3995, was used in several of these incidents. 


  • 1700 block of West North Ave., May 21 at 10:18 p.m.
  • 1600 block of West North Ave., on May 25 at 3:15 p.m..
  • 1400 block of North Paulina St., on June 9 at 10:52 a.m.
  • 1100 block of West Chicago Ave., on June 9 at 11:28 a.m.
  • 1700 block of West North Ave., June 9 at 10:40 a.m. 

The offenders have been described as being African American. One is said to be between 18 to 30 years old, weighing 150 to 220 pounds and 5' 06" to 5' 11". The other between 20 to 25 years old, weighing 220 to 270 pounds and 5' 06" to 5' 8" 

What you can do

  • Be aware of this crime and alert your neighbors.
  • Pay special attention to any suspicious subjects loitering in the area.
  • If you are confronted by an assailant remain calm.
  • Never pursue a fleeing assailant
  • Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any vehicle description and license plate information. 

If you have information about these crimes or offenders, please call Area North Detectives at 312.744.8263.



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