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Police Warn Of Armed Robberies On The 606 During Park Hours

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Oct 20, 2016 2:16PM

A series of armed robberies has hit The 606 Trail in the past month, police warned in a new alert Thursday morning.

In at least five incidents, two or three armed robbers held up pedestrians at gunpoint on The 606, also known as the Bloomingdale Trail, while pedestrians were using the elevated parkway. All but one of the robberies took place in the evening before 11 p.m., during park hours. It's not the first time The 606 has been the subject of a crime alert this year; in May, police warned of robbers targeting cyclists.

The incidents were reported at the following times and addresses:

· 2800 West Bloomingdale, Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at 9:45 p.m.
· 3300 West Bloomingdale, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 at 8:15 p.m.
· 2500 West Bloomingdale, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 at 5:45 p.m.
· 3299 West Bloomingdale, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at 11:25 p.m.
· 2832 West Bloomingdale, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

The robbers were described as white Hispanic men, 16 to 21 years old, 5'6" to 5'10" tall, and weighing between 150 and 160 lbs. They were wearing a red cap and a beige button-down shirt, or a white hoodie and grey pants, according to the alert. One robber was also described as an 18-year-old black man, 5'8" tall and 140 lbs, wearing black clothes.

Police recommend that trail users be aware of their surroundings on the trail, report suspicious activity to police, and pay special attention to people loitering on or near the trail.