CHICAGO — Robbers have been targeting people on cellphones in Lincoln Park and Old Town.
During three recent robberies, people were on their phones when a group of teens or men came up, beat the people and then stole their phone and other items, according to a Chicago Police community alert.
The robberies occurred:
- Evening of July 18 in the 2000 block of North Burling Street
- Evening of July 18 in the 1300 block of North Cleveland Street
- Early afternoon Saturday in the 1800 block of North Halsted Street
The robbers were described as two to three boys or men who were 16-22 years old, police said.
Anyone with information about the robberies was asked to call police at 312-747-8380.