CHICAGO — A group of robbers are using a hammer to threaten their victims in a series of recent incidents in Lakeview, police said.
In the latest incident, which occurred at 12:30 a.m. Monday in the 3000 block of North Seminary Avenue, one of six robbers wielded the tool and struck a victim in the leg, according to a community alert.
The robbers fled in a four-door sedan, police said. Authorities didn't have information on the victim's injuries.
The other two incidents occurred at the following places and times:
• 2800 block of North Southport Avenue between 3 and 3:45 a.m. May 22.
• 600 block of West Buckingham Place at midnight Aug. 22.
In the first incident, the single robber is described as a black man, who is 19 to 21 years old, 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-1 tall and weighs 170 to 180 pounds. The man, seen exiting a car parked on the street, had a black fade flat top with a small gap in his front teeth.
In the August incident, there were two robbers.
One is described as a 19-year-old Hispanic man, about 5-foot-5 tall, 120 pounds, with a light complexion and a black pony tail.
The other suspect is a man of an unknown race, 22 years old, 5-foot-11 tall, 140 pounds and has black dreadlocks.
Police only had descriptions for two of the six suspects in Monday's robbery.
One is described as a black man who was wearing a white jacket and is 19 to 22 years old, 6-foot-1 tall, 165 pounds.
The other is a Hispanic man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and is 19 to 21 years old, 6-foot tall, 145 pounds. He has an olive complexion.
Anyone with information is asked to call cops at 312-744-8263.
Anonymous tips can also be sent to TIPSOFT.COM.