"In response to the number of calls we have received from community residents regarding the recent armed robberies in Beverly/Morgan Park, BAPA, the 19th Ward Office and the Beverly Ridge Homeowner Association are hosting this meeting. Neighborhood residents are vital to keeping a community safe. People are encouraged to attend this meeting to help make a plan of action.
Armed robberies were reported Oct. 12 at 10:40 a.m. in the 9500 block of S. Damen; Nov. 5 at 9:37 p.m.in the 9900 block of S. Damen; Nov. 6 at 9:15 a.m. in the 10800 block of S. Church; and Nov. 6 at 9:40 a.m. in the 2100 block of West 98th Street.
According to police "suspects were described as two African-American males, thought to be between 14 and 18 years old, weighing between 130 and 150 pounds and standing about 5-foot-5, police said. Two other males were waiting inside the car, described as a silver, four-door sedan. Anyone with information on the armed robberies is asked to contact Area South detectives at (312) 747-8273."