Police: Man robbing cab drivers on West Side

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Saturday, July 29, 2017
Surveillance images of a suspect wanted in connection with the robberies of cab drivers on the West Side.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police have issued an alert Saturday about a man robbing cab drivers on the West Side.

Police said the suspect hails a cab to an address near 3900 West Congress Parkway or 3800 West Jackson Boulevard and robs the driver when the cab reaches the drop-off point. The suspect implied he had a handgun in the robberies and fled on foot.

The suspect is described by police as a black man, about 40 to 45 years old, between 5'10" and 6'0", 180 to 200 pounds and bald. The suspect was also sometimes wearing horn rim glasses and has a tattoo of writing on his right forearm.

There have been at least five robberies in the past month in the following locations:

  • 4000-block of West Congress Parkway at 5:19 a.m. on July 16;
  • 3800-block of West Jackson Boulevard on at 10:20 p.m. on July 16;
  • 3700-block of West Congress Parkway at 11:30 a.m. on Monday;
  • 3200-block of West Congress Parkway at 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday; and
  • 400-block of South Hamlin Boulevard at 6:40 a.m. on Thursday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area North Detectives at (312) 744-8263.