Thieves On The 606 Knocking People Off Bikes And Then Beating, Robbing Them

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CHICAGO — Armed thieves on The 606 have knocked people off their bikes to beat and rob them twice this weekend, and Chicago Police are warning users to watch out.

Three incidents this month on the trail, a former elevated railroad line, were the subject of a police alert Sunday evening. 

The robberies happened July 2 and then on Saturday and Sunday.

Police said the men knocked the victims from their bikes as they rode on The 606.

“In the first two incidents, the victims suffered injuries when they fell off their bikes. In the latest incident, the offenders were armed with a small black handgun and the offenders beat the
victim and demanded his belongings,” police said in a new release.

The attacks happened:

• July 2, 2017 at 1:15 a.m. at 3510 W. Bloomingdale

• July 22, 2017 at 5:29 p.m. at 3300 W. Bloomingdale

• July 23, 2017 at 4:30 a.m. at 1850 N. Ridgeway

The robbers were described as black men, one wearing a black “doo-rag”, brown long-sleeved shirt and black shorts. Another had short hair, and wore a white t-shirt and jeans.

Police said users of the trail should: 

• Be aware of your surroundings.

• Pay special attention to any suspicious persons in your area.

• Be conscious of suspicious activity or persons on the 606 trail

• Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any vehicle description and license plate information.

Source: DNA

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