The robbers used force to take the victims' belongings in these two incidents:
- Randolph side of Millennium Park, May 21, 7:20 p.m.
- Museum campus near South 11th, May 21, 7:20 p.m.
Chicago police offer this safety advice:
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times
- If you're thinking of using your phone in a public place, take a look around
- Pay special attention to suspicious individuals or vehicles loitering in the area
- Report suspicious activity immediately
- If you are confronted by an assailant, remain calm
- Call 911 immediately if you are a victim or witness to a crime and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any physical/clothing identifiers in addition to any vehicle description and license plate information
- If approached by a witness to an incident, request they remain on scene when possible or obtain contact information
- Never pursue a fleeing assailant, provide the information to the police
If you have any information, contact Chicago police at (312) 744-8263.