Below is an urgent Community Alert issued by Chicago Police Department about a series of recent armed robberies in the area, including three that took place here in Roscoe Village.
RVN has been monitoring criminal activity in the areas in and surrounding Roscoe Village, which recently appears to be on the rise. You can read about many of these incidents in the newspaper or online in the Crime in Wrigleyville & Boystown blog. The following links will take you to a handful of the crimes that occurred in August alone:
There are a number of things that you can do to decrease the likelihood of becoming a victim, including traveling in groups, taking transportation (especially in the evening), putting your phone away while walking, and avoiding alleys and side streets. Being aware of your surroundings also is very important, and you can help protect yourself by knowing when and how to increase your vigilance (you can read about how police are trained to do so here). Finally, do not hesitate to call 911 if you ever feel threatened or in danger, or if you witness a crime.
We appreciate your attention to these important issues and will keep you apprised of any further information we receive.