Community Alert Armed Robberies Town Hall

Community Alert Armed Robberies Town Hall


About the Crime:
This alert gives notice to the citizens of the 019th District of recent robberies that have occurred on September 23rd and 26th. In these incidents, the offender approached the victim on the street or in the alley while displaying a handgun. Times and locations are

listed below:
•1000 block of W. Newport on September 23, 2015 at approximately 5:20 am.
•2400 block of W. Berenice, on September 26, 2015 at approximately 2:20 am.

About the Offenders:
•In the Newport incident, the offender was described as a black male, 22-27 yoa, 5’09” tall, 150 lbs, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt , black sweatpants, and gym shoes with black and blue trim.
•In the Berenice incident, the offender was described as a black male, approximately 20 yoa, 5’11” tall, 170 lbs, wearing a red sweater, a skullcap, and jeans with stitched patterns on the back pockets.

What you can do:
•Always be aware of your surroundings and report suspicious activity immediately.
•If you are confronted by an assailant, remain calm.
•Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, tattoos, missing teeth, etc) and vehicle descriptions such as make, model, color and license plate number.
•If approached by a witness to the incident, request contact information.
•Dial 9-1-1 immediately and remain on scene when possible. If a cell phone is
taken, activate any tracking device as soon as possible.