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5 Robberies On The Same Old Town Block Target Cab, Ride-Hailing Drivers, Police Say

The robbers have taken cellphones, tablets, cash and other items, police said.

Two to three boys or men have been robbing people in the 1300 block of North Hudson Avenue, police said.
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CHICAGO — Robbers have been stealing from cab and ride-hailing drivers in Old Town. And they’ve been targeting the exact same block again and again.

During five incidents, the robbers walked up to drivers sitting in cars and took their cellphones, tablets, cash and other items, according to a Chicago Police alert. The thieves ran away after.

All of the robberies have occurred in the 1300 block of North Hudson Avenue.

The robberies occurred:

• The evening of Aug. 1
• The evening of Aug. 2
• The evening of Aug. 5
• Twice on the evening of Aug. 9

The robbers were described as two or three boys or men who were 15-20 years old, police said.

Anyone with information about the robberies was asked to call police at 312-747-8380.