The residents spoke out Wednesday in front of a jewelry store that was robbed Tuesday night. They say some good Samaritans who were in the area made a citizens arrest of a suspect.
The residents displayed petitions they say were signed by more than 1,500 residents supporting their request.
"We as a community -- all the residents and business people -- are tired of all the crime related to gangs, drugs, robberies, the counterfeit fake ID ring and much, much more," said Raul Montes Jr., a Little Village community activist.
Police say crime in the community has not risen but they say they have increased bike patrols in the area.