Police are searching for a group of robbers who lure in South Loop victims with a man panhandling from a wheelchair.
In the month of July, three of these robberies have occurred, according to the Chicago Police Department. It starts with the man in the wheelchair asking for change or a cigarette. As someone approaches, other offenders attack the victim.
The first reported incident occurred at 3:12 a.m. July 3 in the 700 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said. The next was at 9 a.m. that day in the 900 block of South Michigan Avenue.