Police & Fire

Staff Writer

Incidents of burglary and robbery, oftentimes by armed suspects, have been reported recently in Hyde Park.

• On Sunday, May 6, at approximately 11:25 a.m., Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers responded to a burglary report on the 5600 South block of University Avenue. The victim said an offender unlawfully entered the residents and took electronics and personal items.

• The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) reported that on Monday, May 7 at approximately 12:35 a.m., an individual walking on the sidewalk at 5625 S. Blackstone Ave. was approached by a suspect riding a bicycle who displayed a handgun, stole the victim’s iPhone and fled southbound.

• Later on May 7 at 8:15 p.m., the UCPD reported that two suspects approached a victim on the 4900 South block of Kimbark Avenue, implied they had a weapon, stole the victim’s iPhone, wallet and keys and fled on foot.

• CPD reported that on Tuesday, May 8, at approximately 6:40 p.m. a 19-year-old male victim was walking northbound on the 5700 South block of Kimbark Avenue at approximately 6:40 p.m. when two black male offenders approached him from behind, pressed a handgun against his back and demanded his property. The robbers fled southbound on Kimbark Avenue, westbound on 58th Street and southbound on Woodlawn before fleeing in a Ford two-door hatchback. No offenders are in custody.

• Later on May 8 at 9 p.m., the UCPD reported that two unknown suspects described as pre-teens, one of whom was armed with a handgun, approached an individual on the 6100 South block of Drexel Avenue. The suspects stole the victim’s iPhone and fled on foot; the victim reported no physical injuries.

• The UCPD reported that, on May 11 an unknown perpetrator pried open a front lock of a residence on the 5200 South block of Ingleside Avenue and stole property.

• The UCPD reported that two suspects, one armed with a handgun, stole a backpack from a victim at 5046 S. Ellis Ave. at 12:05 a.m. on May 12 and fled in a waiting white car.

• CPD confirmed that Debria Jackson, the previously missing girl, has been located.