Police: 4 armed robberies near University of Chicago in last week

SHARE Police: 4 armed robberies near University of Chicago in last week
SHARE Police: 4 armed robberies near University of Chicago in last week

At least four people have been robbed in separate incidents near the University of Chicago’s Hyde Park campus on the South Side over the last week, police said.

In the robberies, someone showing a handgun or implying they have one has stolen property from people on the street, according to a community alert from Wentworth District Chicago Police.

The robberies happened:

–about 12:15 a.m. Oct. 31 in the 100 block of East 54th Street,

–about 9 a.m. Nov. 5 in the 5400 block of South Greenwood,

–about 10 p.m. Nov. 6 in the 5400 block of South Blackstone and

–about 10:50 a.m. Nov. 7 in the 5400 block of South Kimbark.

The assailant is described as an 18- to 26-year-old black man, 5-foot-8 to 6 feet tall and 160 to 180 pounds with dreadlocks, a hooded sweatshirt and a scar or tattoo on his neck, the alert said.

In one instance a 5-foot-6, 110-pound black woman with red or auburn hair carried out the robbery, police said.

Anyone with information on the robberies should call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8382.

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