Saturday, June 16, 2012
Cops warn of trio of Negro armed robbers on South Side but newspapers purposely omitted the race of the offenders
Police issued a community alert this evening warning of a trio of armed bandits who staged two robberies in 40 minutes this week on the South Side in the city’s Wrightwood neighborhood.
Police said the robbers approached their victims and while one pulled out a gun, the other two went through the victims' pockets taking items.
The robberies occurred Wednesday, at 10:30 p.m. on the 8000 block of South Whipple Street and at 11:10 p.m. on the 7900 block of South Whipple Street, police said.
The police offered very vague descriptions of the suspects, saying they were (NEGRO)men between the ages of 18 and 22.
Two of the robbers are 6 feet tall and weigh about 160 pounds. One of those men has brown eyes, short black hair and a dark complexion.
The third robber is about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds. He has black hair and a medium complexion, police said.
Anyone with information about the robberies should contact the Area Central detectives at 312-747-8382.