by: James R. Scott, The Chicago Times

June 17. 2021

CHICAGO – Tuesday night, two armed robberies occurred along the Magnificent Mile.

The first was held at Michigan and Grand, while the second was held at Superior and St. Clair.

A family of four was walking down Grand Avenue at 10:44 p.m. when they were approached by a dark vehicle.  Four individuals exited the vehicle and robbed the family at gunpoint of their wallets and cell phones.

CPD then reported that a group of males in a stolen black Honda Civic robbed a victim near Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 

The robbers are characterized as young men in their teens or early twenties, dressed in all black and wearing masks.  Armed robberies have happened in various parts of the South Loop, including Old Town.  The increase in crime is leaving many suddenly concerned about safety in places where they would normally be unconcerned. 

In recent celebration of Chicago’s return to “normal” from pandemic restrictions, Mayor Lightfoot said, “. . . I think the city is open, people are enjoying themselves in every neighborhood, not just in the downtown area and our goal and our mission is to make sure that they can do that safely and peacefully and that’s what we’re doing.”

CPD has no further information on the suspects at this time.