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Chicago Police Department - Headquarters
Monday October 3rd, 2011 :: 11:25 a.m. CDT


Community Alert: Armed Robberies (021st District - Prairie)

Alert #610-11-071
October 3, 2011

About The Crime:
Citizens on beat 2131 in the 021st (Prairie) District should be aware of reports of Armed Robbery incidents occurring during the month of September.

2-3 Male/Black offenders approach the victims and engage them in conversation. The offenders then display a handgun and demand property. These robberies are reported as occurring in the early morning hours between 12:00-2:00 AM.

About The Offender(s):
• 2 to 3 Male Black Offenders
• Height: 5'05" – 5'09"
• Weight: 150 – 180 lbs.
• Short or curly hairstyle

What You Can Do:
• Avoid secluded areas such as parks, alleys and vacant lots during late night, early morning hours
• Always be aware of your surroundings
• Remain in well lit areas at all times
• Walk in groups, when at all possible
• Have keys readily available when entering premise or vehicle
• Don't carry unnecessary items about your persons (excessive handbags, etc...)
• Report suspicious activity immediately
• If you are confronted by an assailant remain calm
• Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limp, acne, teeth, etc...)
• 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 contact the Area One Detective Division at (312) 747-8382
HT481790, HT512980, HT513054
Pattern # P11-1-017

Chicago Police Department - Headquarters
3510 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 312-744-4000

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