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Police warn of robberies and kidnappings at University Village

A series of vehicle thefts and kidnappings were reported in the neighborhood of University Village on the Near West Side, according to police

] During November and December, a man or group of men have approached people on foot to steal them, Chicago police said on community alert. In some incidents, they beat the victim. Then, the thieves fled or robbed the victim

The incidents occurred:

  • between 3:50 and 3:55 p.m. November 24 in the 700 block of South Loomis Street;
  • around 7 p.m. November 27 at block 1100 of South Throop Street;
  • around 9:32 p.m. November 30 in the 1100 block of West Taylor Street;
  • around 5:55 p.m. December 7 in the 900 block of South Ada Street; and
  • around 5:30 p.m. December 7 in the 1200 block of West Cabrini Street.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Central Area detectives at (312) 747-8380.

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