According to DNAinfo Chicago, the Chicago PD has issued a community alert in Bridgeport this week in response to a number of similar incidents in which a man - described as white or Hispanic between the ages of 25 and 40 years old, 5-foot-6 to 6-foot-4 tall and 170 and 225 pounds - approached one or two women and snatched their purse. The deviant was said to have approached and fled in a vehicle. Involved robberies took place at these locations:
- Friday, in the 300 block of West 25th Place;
- Saturday, in the 400 block of West 25th Place;
- Sunday, in the 4500 block of South Western Avenue;
- Monday, in the 300 block of West 24th Place and in the 500 block of West 26th Street.
Anyone with information regarding the spree is directed to call the Bureau of Detectives at 312-747-8380.