Police alert Hyde Parkers about robberies

By LINDSAY WELBERS
Staff Writer

The Chicago Police recently issued a warning about robberies at the north end of Jackson Park.

The robberies occurred in the vicinity of the south 5600 and 5700 blocks between Stony Island Avenue and Everett Drive in June.

In the instances, three offenders approached victims, displayed a handgun and announced a robbery. The three offenders are each described as African American males roughly 5 feet 6 inches tall, 16 to 18 years old and weighing between 150 and 160 pounds. One of the offenders was seen with corn rolls or dreads, dark jeans and a dark long sleeve shirt. The other two offenders are described having dark complexions and fade hairstyles.

Chicago Police Department recommends that people be aware of their surroundings, report suspicious activity immediately, remain calm if confronted by an assailant, remember unique physical characteristics, never pursue an assailant and provide information to the police, dial 911 and remain on the scene when possible.