Thursday, July 24, 2008

armed robberies

I'm sorry to be the bearer of such disturbing news. Earlier today, I heard from a police officer friend that there were 3 armed robberies in the neighborhood. These happened between 103rd & Oakley and 115th & Oakley in the span of 15 minutes around 10:00 in the morning.

From the description of the robber, m.o., vehicle description and license plate number, the police believe that this is the work of a team that is responsible for a string of armed robberies in recent months, mostly in nearby suburbs.

I've seen occasional reports of one or two isolated daytime robbery incidents in the last several months, but this is the first time I've heard about multiple incidents in close proximity in a short period of time. Be careful out there! They seem to be targeting quiet areas where there aren't a lot of people out on the street. If you've been looking for an excuse to get out and walk during the day with a group of friends, this is a good one.

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