Back of the Yards robbers target people in wheelchairs

January 15, 2013 3:26:42 PM PST
Chicago police are warning residents in the Back of the Yards neighborhood to be alert after two robberies just days apart.

The victims were both in wheelchairs. They happened in the 5300-block of South Emerald and in the 1100-block of West 53rd Street.

Police say a man approached the victims, physically removed them from their wheelchair, and then robbed them.