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14th District (Shakespeare) & 25th District (Grand Central) Business Alert: Armed Robbery – Handgun

About the Crime:

This alert gives notice to businesses in the 14th (Shakespeare) and 25th (Grand Central) Districts of recent armed robberies. In these incidents, two unknown offenders entered businesses and announced a robbery. At least one offender was armed with a handgun. The offenders proceeded to rob the business and business employee of money. The offenders then fled. In the incidents reported under JE-169869 and JE-169887, the offenders fled in a gray/silver Lexus vehicle with white paper temporary plate.

Incident Times and Locations:

  • 2100 block of W. North Ave. on March 10, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

  • 3700 block of W. Lyndale St. on March 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

  • 2100 block of N. Central Park Ave. on March 15, 2021 at 5:07 p.m.

About the Offenders:

Offender #1: Black male, 17-25 years old, approximately 5'8"

Offender #2: Black male in his 20s, approximately 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.

  • Ensure that existing surveillance cameras are functional.

  • Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s),including any vehicle description and license plate information.

  • In these instances, remain calm and do not resist.

If you have any information, contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area Five

(312) 746-7394

JE-165318, JE-169869, JE-169887

Reference: P21-5-019



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