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Community Alert:  8th District Robberies & Vehicle Hijackings

This alert gives notice of vehicular hijacking offenders targeting citizens who are offering vehicles for sale in the 008th (Chicago Lawn) District. Victims are contacted
regarding test drives of vehicles offered for sale, and when they meet with the offenders or during the test drives, their vehicles and personal property are taken by

These incidents have been taking place in the approximate area of 60th Street from Western Ave. to California Ave.

About the Offenders:

1. Male/Black, 20-30 years of age, 5’04”-5’06”, 160-180 lbs.

2. Male/Black, 30-40 years of age, 5’05”-5’08”, 220-250 lbs.

Suspect Telephone Numbers:

Victims have been contacted from telephone numbers (872) 232-6657 and

(224) 800-5550.

What you can do:

Ask the caller for his or her full name.  Confirm the telephone number of the caller if blocked.  Be aware of your surroundings at all times.  Limit test drives to main thoroughfares.  Immediately report suspicious calls or activity to 9-1-1.