This alert gives notice of commercial burglaries to restaurants, convenience stores, and storage facilities. The method of entry has varied based on the structure. The offender made access through roof vents at single story structures and pried/broke doors and windows on larger commercial buildings. Once inside, the offender demolished walls to gain access to registers and offices when necessary. The registers were pried open and an unknown amount of US currency was taken, along with other property.
On Thursday February 21, 2019, at approximately 8:35 a.m., an 11-year-old female juvenile was walking in the 300 block of South Lavergne Ave. when an African-American male in a vehicle asked the victim for her name, motioned her over to the vehicle, asked for her phone number and where she was going. The juvenile, in fear, ran southbound.
On February 6, 2019 at approximately 4:15 p.m., a 48-year-old man was sitting on a South Bound Cicero Ave. CTA bus located in the 300 block of North Cicero Ave. While the man was sitting toward the rear of the bus, the offender, who was sitting next to the victim, fell asleep on the victim. The man then pushed the offender off and the offender then brandished a knife and cut the victim. The victim sustained a cut in the face. The victim, while attempting to defend himself grabbed the knife and was cut on his hand. The offender then fled the bus and boarded a following CTA bus headed southbound on Cicero Ave.
This alert gives notice to the rideshare drivers operating in the 15th District (Austin) of two recent armed robberies. In these robberies, the rideshare drivers picked up an African-American male offender and at some point during the ride the offender displayed a handgun and demanded property from the rideshare driver.
This alert gives notice to the residents in the 15th District (Austin) of three recent armed robberies. In these robberies, the lone female victims were approached by one or two African American male offenders. One of the offenders displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s property.
This alert gives notice to the residents in the 15th District (Austin) of two recent armed robberies. In these robberies, the victims were approached by one to three offenders. One offender displayed a knife or other object and demanded the victim’s property. In one incident, the victim was approached by the offender(s) from behind and placed a hard object against the victim’s back at which time the offender demanded the victim’s property. In the second incident, the victim was battered after the offenders displayed a knife and demanded property
16 Jan 19- Community Alert- 15th District-Armed Robberies
This alert gives notice to the residents in the 15th District (Austin) of three recent armed robberies. In those robberies, the victims arranged to purchase items listed for sale on social media. Upon arriving to the agreed upon meeting location, one to three male black offenders confronted the victims. One offender displayed a handgun then demands and receives property.