CHICAGO (CBS) – Police on Sunday alerted the public to two incidents in Bronzeville, in which victims were robbed and hijacked after arranging to meet with a person who was supposed to buy them something.
In both incidents, the victims arranged to meet with someone to sell them an item they had agreed to buy from an online marketplace, police said.
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Instead, each victim was forced into their own car at gunpoint by four men, who continued to physically attack him and take his personal property. The attackers then forced each victim to go to the ATM to give them money, before finally leaving in their car.
The flights took place at the following times and locations:
• At 3:00 pm on Friday, June 25, in the 3500 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue;
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• At 12:15 pm on Saturday July 17, in block 500 of 33e Place Est.
The attackers are believed to be between 16 and 24 years old, police said.
The public are reminded to check a seller’s or buyer’s online profile before meeting them in person, and to always meet in a public place such as a police station during such a transaction.
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Anyone with information on these flights is asked to call Zone 1 detectives at (312) 747-8384.