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Community Alert

Dear Fellow Villagers,

We want to alert you to three incidents that recently occurred near Roscoe Village.

As reported at, a woman was robbed at 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, while walking her dog on the 1800 block of West Waveland Avenue, adjacent to Trader Joe’s.  After stealing her purse, the offenders fled southbound on Wolcott Avenue in a dark sedan.  The suspects were described as two black males in their 20s, one of whom was 6’2”, 175 lbs., and wearing a grey, long-sleeve shirt.
Moments later, the same suspects robbed a second woman on the 1900 block of West Patterson Avenue, which is located just one block north of Addison Street. 
Fortunately, neither victim was injured nor saw a weapon, but the suspects did tell one of the women that they were armed.
Also, on Monday, October 12, at approximately 7 p.m., two suspects approached a man on the 1400 block of West Henderson Street.  They displayed a handgun and demanded his possessions.  The would-be victim instead ran down the street screaming and the suspects fled empty-handed.
They were described as black males, 20 to 25 years of age, wearing masks and hoodies.  The gunman was approximately 6’1” in height.
These three incidents followed four separate robberies and a carjacking that took place on Sunday, October 11, in the Lincoln Park and Lakeview neighborhoods.
Residents and business owners of the Village have done an outstanding job maintaining their vigilance and situational awareness while out in public.  Please continue to do so, as it has helped keep Roscoe Village one of the safest neighborhoods in all of Chicago. 
Further aiding us in that achievement is the robust presence of high-definition security cameras and license plate readers that are now at 25 key locations in the Village as part of our “Neighborhood on Watch” (NOW) video camera program.  The Cloud-based footage from these cameras can be – and has been – retrieved instantly by RVN and provided to Chicago Police detectives investigating area incidences.    

For more information, or to become more deeply involved in the Village, please contact RVN at  If you are not already a member, we encourage you to join today by visiting

Stay safe,

Roscoe Village Neighborhood Watch Committee
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