Chicago Chinatown on ‘High Alert’ After 9 Robberies

July 26, 2022

CHICAGO, IL—Chicago police are warning the residents in Chinatown to watch out for a group of five “unidentified” males who have robbed nine people overnight.

Regardless of being mindful of your surroundings, the blitzkrieg-style robberies happen so quickly—it leaves victims in complete disarray. The group of five men drive around in a white or silver SUV/and or sedan and rush out, demanding victims’ wallets, purses, and smartphones without warning.

The first string of robberies happened in late May. The most recent was July 19th. They happened between the hours of 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. A private CCTV system placed in Chinatown by business owners trying to battle crime captured some of the incidents, reports FOX32.

The robberies started on May 25 and have continued through July:

  • 2300 Block of South Princeton Avenue on July 19 at 11:01 p.m.
  • 2300 Block of South Wentworth Avenue on July 16 at 1:10 a.m.
  • 200 Block of West 23rd Street on July 16 at 1:13 a.m.
  • 1900 Block of South Louie Parkway on July 3 at 10:20 p.m.
  • 1900 Block of South Tom Parkway on July 2 at 12:13 a.m.
  • 2300 Block of South Wentworth Avenue on June 22 at 2:11 a.m.
  • 2300 Block of South Wentworth Avenue on June 17 between 12:30 a.m. and 12:45 a.m.
  • 2200 Block of South Wentworth on May 25 at 1:04 a.m.
  • 200 Block of West 22nd Place on May 25 at 1:02 a.m.

Police are advising residents to be aware of their surroundings, be calm if approached, and give the offenders whatever they want without hesitation. While complying, victims should “take note of any characteristics about the offenders” and if they survive the encounter, report it to the police.

Anyone with information on these robberies is asked to call Area One detectives at (312) 747-8384.

Feature Screenshot via FOX32

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