CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department sent out an alert to businesses in the South Loop Saturday about six November robberies and retail thefts in the area — five of which happened in the same block.

The time, date and location of the robberies and retail thefts are as follows:

  • 1100 block of S. Clark St on Nov. 10, 2022 at 9:03 am.
  • 1100 block of S. Clark St on Nov. 11, 2022 at 3:00 pm.
  • 1100 block of S. Clark St on Nov. 14, 2022 at 11:56 am.
  • 1100 block of S. Clark St on Nov. 14, 2022 at 2:15 pm.
  • 0-100 block of S. State St on Nov. 16, 2022 at 4:00 pm.
  • 1100 block of S. Clark St on Nov. 17, 2022 at 8:30 am

According to CPD, they believe they are related and during each of the incidents an unknown offender entered a department store and removed several items that were for sale. During several of the incidents, the offender became aggressive and “pointed an unknown object to make good on his escape.”

Police describe the offender as being an African American man, 28-35 years old, between 5’8″-6’0″ tall, and weighing 175-200 lbs.

If you have any information that can lead to an arrest and conviction in this investigation, police ask you reach out to the Area 3 Detective Division at (312) 744-8263 or place an anonymous tip at cpdtip.com.