ROGERS PARK — A group of bicycle-riding robbers have targeted lone pedestrians in Rogers Park, according to police.
At least two people have been robbed and attacked by the group, police said in a community alert. In the incidents, a lone person is approached by the group. Someone in the group of robbers demands the victim’s property before the group members strike the person with their hands and feet and make off with their belongings, police said.
The first incident happened at 10:15 p.m. April 13 in the 6900 block of North Sheridan Road. A second robbery took place at 9:57 p.m. April 26 in the 2200 block of West Greenleaf Avenue, police said.
In one of the incidents, the robbers were described as a group of young men, police said. In the other incident, a “main” attacker is described as a man aged 20-plus years, standing 5-foot-10 and weighing about 150 pounds.
Anyone with information on the cases is asked to call area detectives at 312-744-8263.