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Muggers Are Targeting Drunk People In The Loop, Police Warn

By Sarah Gouda in News on Apr 11, 2016 2:40PM

Chicago police have issued a second warning that two muggers have been targeting intoxicated men in the Loop. Three robbery incidents have been reported between the 300 block of South State Street and the 100 block of North Wells Street since March 13, according to the alert, issued April 1 and re-issued again Friday night.

The two suspects are reported to be a 40 to 55 year old black man between 6'0 and 6'03 tall and a 30 to 34 year old black man who is 6'0 tall. In all three of the incidents, the muggers approached drunk men in the street and demanded their cell phones and wallets.

So, next time you're enjoying a happy hour in the Loop, make sure to be aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious behavior. Police suggest that, if you're approached by an assailant, you should to keep calm, dial 9-11, and remain at the scene of the crime until authorities arrive.