Police are warning Southwest Side residents of three recent robberies in the Chicago Lawn and Marquette Park neighborhoods.
The suspect approaches a victim from behind, grabs them by the shoulder, and demands their property, according to the community alert from Area Central detectives.
The robberies happened:
- about 11:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in the 7100 block of South Talman;
- about 1 p.m. Sept. 12 in the 3500 block of West Marquette; and
- about 4 p.m. Sept. 18 in the 6700 block of South Kedzie.
The suspect is described as a black man 18-32, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, and 135-145 pounds, police said.
Anyone with information should call detectives at (312) 747-8382.
As a former college instructor, I just don’t buy it. If they are to be paid employees, drop the pretense of them being students. And then there is no reason for them to be provided with room and board.
We should be taking steps to reduce oil drilling, with a carbon-fee-and-dividend plan and eliminating subsidies to the oil, natural gas and coal industries.
To start, the city’s next police superintendent must be committed to reform. A half-hearted effort will never build trust between cops and the community, and that’s bad news when it comes to curbing crime.