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CPD Community Alert-Armed Robberies of Taxi Drives-14th, 17th, 19th Districts
15 Apr

15 Apr 17- 14th, 17th, 19th District Community Alert – Armed Robberies of Taxi Drivers ( P17-N-090(CA)

Bureau of Detectives – Area North
Community Alert
Armed Robberies
Of Taxi Drivers
14th, 17th, and 19th Districts
About the Crime:
This alert gives notice to recent Armed Robberies that occurred in the 14th, 17th and
19th Districts. In these robberies, the victims (taxi drivers) picked up the offender as
a fare and once at the destination the offender announced a robbery by placing the
victims in a headlock and placing what the victim believed to be a handgun to their
head demanding money in two instances and producing a large knife in the other.
The offender took money and cellphones from the victims.
Incident times and locations:
• 2000 block of W. Webster on April 14, 2017 at 1:25am.
• 3500 block of W. Melrose on April 14, 2017 at 3:00am and 3:20am.
• 3700 block of N. Clark on April 15, 2017 at 1:20am.
About the Offender:
• The offender is described as a male Hispanic, 5’07 – 5’09, 150 – 160 pounds,
clean shaven, wearing a black baseball cap, black hooded sweatshirt, and blue
What you can do:
• Be aware of this crime and alert your neighbors.
• Pay special attention to any suspicious people loitering in the area.
• Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s)
including any vehicle description and license plate information.
If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area North
(312) 744-8263
JA-224024, JA-224069, JA-225321
Reference: P17-N-090
April 15, 2017