Police alert: group robs people of cellphones in Streeterville

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Police are warning residents of a string of cellphone thefts from people in the Streeterville area.

In each of the six robberies, a group of one to four male teens and young adults approach the victims and forcibly grab cellphones from their hands, Chicago police said in a community alert.

They either run away or leave in a black four-door car, police said.

The robberies happened in the evening hours of:

  • Jan. 28 in the first block of East Ohio Street;
  • Jan. 21 in the 600 block of North Wells Street;
  • Jan. 9 and 10 in the 300 block of East Illinois Street;
  • Jan. 9 in the first block of East Huron Street; and
  • Jan. 5 in the 500 block of North Rush Street.

Anyone with information was asked to call detectives at (312) 747-8380.

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