Police warn Albany Park delivery drivers of armed robberies

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Officers in the Chicago Police Department’s Shakespeare District attend roll call Thursday on the Northwest Side. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Media

Police are warning pizza delivery drivers about four robberies in the past week in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

In each robbery, when the driver arrived to deliver an order, multiple people approached, showed weapons and took the driver’s wallet, phone and food order, according to an alert from Chicago Police.

The most recent robbery happened 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 4500 block of North Central Park, police said. The three suspects were described as a white man armed with a hunting knife, aged 20-23, standing between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-6, weighing 100-120 pounds, and wearing a gray hoodie; a white male armed with a hunting knife standing 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, weighing 100-130 pounds, and wearing a gray hoodie; and another person wearing a gray sweatshirt.

Another driver was robbed the day before at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the same block, police said. The three suspects were described as a white boy armed with a knife, aged 14-16, standing 5-foot-5, weighing 130 pounds, and wearing a red hoodie; a Hispanic boy, aged 14-16 and wearing a dark blue sweatshirt with black pants; and another person who stood across the street holding a knife.

At 11:30 p.m. Thursday, a driver was robbed in the 3400 block of West Sunnyside, police said. The three suspects were described as a 28-year-old black woman, a 25-year-old black man armed with a knife, and a 25-year-old white man wearing a black hoodie.

The day before, a driver was robbed at 2:25 a.m. Wednesday in the 4700 block of North Kewanee, police said. The three suspects were described as a black man with a handgun, aged 21-25, standing 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10, wearing a gray hoodie; another black man with a tire iron who was the same age and height, wearing dark clothing; and another person with a knife. In this robbery, a female voice placed the delivery order.

Anyone with information about these robberies should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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