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Chicago Police Probe Series of Armed Robberies and Carjackings, Including Attack on News Crew

A string of armed carjackings and robberies are being looked into by Chicago police. On Sunday evening, it happened in the South Loop and Northwest Side. And on Monday morning, a news crew’s as well. The events were not connected by police.

Chicago Faces Surge in Armed Carjackings and Robberies, Prompting Calls for Action

Each time, two to four individuals ambushed the victims. And in some instances, the victims were first robbed and then beat. Univision news personnel were among the victims.

The offences, according to 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack, are becoming more egregious and severe.

“Yesterday, I was out working with and observing the cops. And once more, they were doing a fantastic job of attempting to get a few teams. After reaching high speeds, they decided to stop. They don’t want to put other individuals at risk. People want us to just pursue every criminal, I know that. However, when that happens, it becomes a burden for everyone, not just the city. But you have to be very careful to avoid injuring other drivers or pedestrians, Waguespack said. “I believe these criminals’ brazenness has crossed the line.”

Supporting cops, according to Waguespack, is only a portion of the solution. He and the locals are urging City Hall to act.

Chicago Officials Call for Urgent Action Amid Escalating Crime Wave

“We also need someone at the top to say, ‘The criminality has to stop,'” Waguespack added. I’m referring to the mayor.

“We require immediate assistance and certain events. “We can’t just sit back and wait for things to happen,” Grover explained.

Brandon Johnson, the mayor, avoided discussing the armed robberies. Monday morning after a graduation ceremony for police officers. After merely fielding three fast questions from reporters, the mayor turned around and left.

However, the mayor’s office did issue a formal statement in which they blamed the police department’s patrol division. Additionally, detectives are improving internal cooperation and teamwork to resolve robbery and auto theft cases.

At this point, the alderman added, Chicago will require assistance from sources other than city government. But also state and county help.