Robbers demanding victims reset their phones in South Loop

SHARE Robbers demanding victims reset their phones in South Loop
cpd_uniform.jpg

Sun-Times file photo

Chicago Police are warning of robbers who have stolen cellphones, then demanded victims reset the phones in the South Loop over the last two weeks.

The robberies happened about 1 a.m. Aug. 29 in the 900 block of South Michigan Avenue; about 12:30 a.m. Aug. 31 in the 1200 block of South Lake Shore Drive; and about 1:15 a.m. Sept. 1 in the 500 block of South Columbus, according to the alert.

The suspects confront victims on the sidewalk, pull out a semi-automatic handgun and demand cellphones, wallets and purses, police said.

They threaten violence and demand that victims unlock their phones and reset the settings to factory status, police said. They also demand the PIN numbers of victims’ bank cards.

Anyone with information should call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8384.

The Latest
Aidan Dunican and Wrigley View Rooftop, 1050 W. Waveland Ave., have been selling tickets and using Cubs trademarks this year without a license, a federal lawsuit alleges.
“This is a relationship business,” DePaul coach Doug Bruno. “You have to make sure you interact well with the student-athletes and she did those things well.”
Currently, students ride for 75 cents, and during the school year. Unrestricted free passes would help kids and CPS families, 70% of whom have very low incomes.
The museum’s first cicada bobblehead is a nod to the double brood emergence of the 13-year and 17-year cicadas in more than a dozen states, including both broods in Illinois.
Both Jewish and Arab students have been subjected to hateful rhetoric during protests, a Northwestern professor writes. Yet too many are so aware of the hate directed at them that they remain deaf to the slurs hurled at others.