Strong-arm robberies on Streeterville lakefront; more flash mob gangs on Michigan Ave.
Written By Timothy Fitz on Saturday, June 4, 2011 | 6/04/2011 09:39:00 PM
One robbery occurred on the 600 block of North Lake Shore Drive, near Lake Shore Drive and Ohio Street.
Five to six male blacks, one wearing a red hat, attacked a citizen and took their cell phone and a camera, said police.
After the robbery, the crooks ran southbound on Lake Shore Drive.
According to unconfirmed reports, more than one person was robbed in the Streeterville neighborhood. Some of the robberies may have occurred at Oak Street Beach, 1000 North Lake Shore Drive.
Sources have confirmed two robbery victims, but there may be as many as five.
At one point, police were using a helicopter to search for the robbery suspects.
At 9:09 p.m., police were called to 625 North Michigan Avenue.
According to police dispatch, a flash mob of fifteen to twenty black males, were blocking the sidewalk and refusing to let citizens pass.
Several people reported the incident to the police.
At 9:17 p.m., police announced that the crowd was dispersing.
Posted by Timothy Fitz -- Added: 6/04/2011 09:39:00 PM