Logan Square residents should be wary of strangers after a series of robberies and kidnapping attempts, Chicago police say.
Police Warn Of Armed Robberies, Kidnapping
Police in the 14th District are cautioning residents following two kidnapping attempts, one of which was successful, in the neighborhood over the past week, according to a community alert from police.
The first kidnapping and armed robbery happened on the 2400 block of North Fairfield Avenue around 11:11 pm Oct. 22. Two offenders, one black male and one black female, approached the female victim and robbed her at gunpoint, police said.
Offenders then took the victim to their vehicle, described as a dark sedan, and drove her to various ATMs, where she was told to withdraw money.
The second kidnapping attempt happened Oct. 24 at 10:09 pm on the 2400 block of North Richmond Avenue. The offenders robbed the female victim at gunpoint, but were unsuccessful in taking her to their vehicle, according to police.
According to the community alert, the offenders are described as a black male, 18-27 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9, weighing about 135 lbs. with brown eyes, short black hair and a dark complexion, and a black female, 18-20 years old, 5-foot-9, weighing about 200 lbs. with brown eyes, straight black hair and a medium complexion.
Police say the offenders were armed with a chrome handgun.
Anyone with information on the incidents can call the Area North Bureau of Detectives at 312-744-8263.
Police Arrest Apparent Gang Member, Seize Loaded Gun
Members of a 14th District police tactical team seized a loaded handgun near Cortland Street and Mozart Street Oct. 23 from 15-year-old child who is an alleged gang member.
Police arrested the 15-year-old. No further information is available as the individual arrested is a minor, police said.
Detectives Investigating Car Fire Ruled As Arson
Chicago arson detectives continue to investigate a suspicious car fire from Oct. 17, according to the Chicago Police Department Office of News Affairs.
Chicago firefighters and police arrived on the scene of a car fire in a parking lot on the 3600 block of West Armitage around 5:15 am. After firefighters extinguished the blaze, they determined the vehicle was a 2000 Honda Civic.
Police didn’t find any suspects on the scene, and no one has been taken into custody. Detectives continue to investigate the fire.