Strong-arm robbers strike twice in 20 minutes in West Town

SHARE Strong-arm robbers strike twice in 20 minutes in West Town

Two legal scholars — one from Northwestern University and the other from the University of Chicago — found that “for the worst 5 percent [of officers], there was a clear relationship between allegations and litigation.” | Sun-Times file photo

Authorities are warning residents about a pair of strong-arm robberies reported in a 20-minute period last week in the West Town neighborhood.

In each case, two people walked up to a victim, pushed the person to the ground and demanded or took their property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The first robbery happened sometime between 8 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Feb. 2 in the 600 block of North Armour, police said. The second happened about 8:20 p.m. in the 1400 block of West Huron.

The suspects were described as two males wearing dark clothing, police said.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8382.

The Latest
About $3.4 million of the money will be spent on 10 e-buses. Another $13.2 million will be used to upgrade the Chicago Avenue Garage in Humboldt Park — the first location to be fully upgraded to handle electric buses.
Today’s update is a 5-minute read that will brief you on the day’s biggest stories.
The man, 44, and woman were found dead about 3:30 p.m. Monday.
“Pertenecen al ‘Monte Rushmore’ del rock latino”, dice el cofundador del festival, Max Wagner.
He was shot in the arm and leg on a sidewalk in the 2100 block of East 71st Place Tuesday, Chicago police said.