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Armed robbers hit Back of the Yards

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From staff reports

A cluster of four armed robberies in the south end of Back of the Yards has prompted to police to issue a community alert.

Crime scenes include:

  • 5400 block of South Seeley at 5 p.m. Friday, June 17.
  • 5400 block of South Hoyne at 9:10 p.m. Friday, June 17.
  • 5400 block of South Winchester at 9:37 p.m. Tuesday, June 14.
  • 1500 block of West Garfield Boulevard at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

The bandits were described as two black boys or men ages 13 to 30 wearing dark clothing, armed with handguns.

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Those with useful information to share about the crimes are asked to call CPD Area 1 detectives at (312) 747-8384 and refer to crime pattern P22-1-085.

In the wake of the crimes, police issued this advice:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Report suspicious activity immediately.
  • If you are confronted by an assailant, remain calm.
  • Remember any unique physical characteristics (such as scars, limp, acne or teeth).
  • Never pursue a fleeing assailant; instead, provide the information to the police.
  • If video surveillance equipment is present, save a copy of the incident for investigating detectives.
  • If approached by a witness to the incident, request contact information.
  • Dial 9-1-1 immediately and remain on scene when possible.
  • Do not leave keys in your vehicle with the engine running.

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