Northwest Side residents warned of recent armed robberies

Chicago police issued an alert to Northwest Side residents Friday after a string of armed robberies in March.

In each incident, victims are approached by a gunman who demands their personal property such as purses, wallets, cash, credit cards and cellphones, according to CPD.

The gunman then drives away in a brown or burgundy SUV, police said.


In one of the robberies, the victim was beaten up by the gunman.

The robberies took place at the following times and locations:

  • At 9:40 p.m. March 1 in the 6000 block of West Belden Avenue in Belmont Central
  • At 6:10 p.m. March 4 in the 7000 block of West Altgeld Street in Montclare
  • At 5:45 p.m. March 11 in the 3400 block of West Belle Plaine in Albany Park
  • At 6:25 p.m. March 11 in the 4700 block of North Tripp Avenue in Mayfair
  • At 8:57 p.m. March 21 in the 3400 block of North Monticello Avenue in Avondale

Anyone with information is asked to call Area Five detectives at (312) 746-7394.