The directive comes a day after a woman was robbed at knifepoint near Winthrop and Thorndale -- just one block east of the CTA Red Line Thorndale “L” at 1118 West Thorndale Avenue.
According to our sources, police have tagged the area as a “gang hot spot”.
During their first encounter with loiterers, police are required to create contact cards. The loiterers will be issued a verbal warning, told to leave the area, and their names will be entered into the police data base… repeat offenders will be arrested, said our source.
Friday evening, around 9:36 p.m., three blacks males were dispersed from the sidewalk outside the Thorndale train station.
One subject was identified as Deandre Jackson.
Preliminary information indicates a Deandre Jackson was told to leave the area earlier in the evening, when police instructed an estimated 12 people to move along.
At the time of this report, it wasn't immediately clear if anyone was arrested during the 9:36 p.m. confrontation with police.
Photo credit: Black Capt'n C.