Bicyclists robbed on Bloomingdale Trail

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CHICAGO -- There have been a string of robberies on Chicago's popular 606 trail, which is also known as the Bloomingdale Trail.

Police say bicyclists riding on the path were tackled and robbed by a group of people in three separate attacks over the past two weeks.

They each happened late at night between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

The latest robbery occurred on Thursday in the 2500 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue, and another robbery happened on the same block on Tuesday.

A third robbery happened on Feb. 19 in the 3200 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue.

Police say between two and four attackers were involved, and a gun was flashed in one of the incidents. The victim in that case struggled with the attacker for the gun, but was not hurt.

Police released the following description of the suspects;

Two to four male, black offenders, 16-21 years old, 5'7" to 6'2" tall, weighing 125 to 180 pounds, short hair (possibly a shaved hairstyle), and dark complexions. The offenders are wearing black, grey, or blue hooded sweatshirts.

Anyone with information about the robberies or the suspects should contact Area North detectives at 312-744-8263.

The nearly 3-mile trail runs through the Logan Square and Bucktown neighborhoods.