This alert gives notice to the community in the 008th District (Chicago Lawn) of robbery incidents which have occurred during the month of May and June . In these incidents, the offender approached the victim and forcibly removed money and cellular telephones from the victims. Incident times and locations are listed below:
6300 Block of S. Kedzie on May 22, 2016 at approximately 12:40 P.M.
6200 Block of S. Kedzie Ave on June 3, 2016 at approximately 01:00 P.M.
6200 Block of S. Troy Ave on June 3, 2016 at approximately 08:30 P.M.
Lopez was arrested by Officers when he was observed throwing a handgun into Lake Michigan on June 12th, 2016 on the 1400 block of S. Lynn White Dr. at approximately 7:50 p.m. Officers assigned to the Area Central Bike unit were on patrol when they observed Lopez standing with a group of people holding an alcoholic beverage in his hand. As the officers approached, Lopez walked towards the lake while reaching into his pants and removed a black handgun which he then threw into the lake. The CPD Marine unit was then dispatched to the location and a diver was able to recover the weapon from the water. Lopez, a convicted felon, was placed into custody and charged accordingly. No further details are available at this time.
Off Duty Area South Detective Jackson and CFD Fireman Strong were enjoying the beautiful summer weather on June 10, 2016 near the 6500 block of South Lakeshore Dr. at approximately 8:20 p.m. The two were riding their jet skis when then they came across a capsized 16 foot speed boat and 4 people in the 60 degree water. They quickly learned that there was 5th person missing. The Detective immediately called 911 and then both went into action. They soon discovered the 5th person under the boat surviving in an air pocket. The Detective and Fireman shuttled the victims to the shore were emergency personal was waiting.
This business alert is to inform local businesses of three Robbery incidents that have occurred in the 25th District. In these incidents, multiple offenders approach the victim who is making a food order delivery. In two cases, the offenders are armed and in one case a group of offenders commit a strong arm robbery against the driver. The offenders take the food order, cell phone and USC from the delivery driver.