Saturday, August 15, 2015

An unusal crime report involving social media

Most of these incidents reported by Chicago Tribune happened in Chatham, be careful if you're meeting people on social media:
Police say a woman has been using a social media website to arrange meetings with men on the South Side, where five or six men then beat and rob them.

The woman has been using the website to make plans with the victims. But when they arrive, the woman is with several men, police said in a community alert.

The robberies have occurred three times in the evening hours: 5:30 p.m. July 30 on the 7900 block of South Calumet Avenue; from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 on the 7900 block of South Prairie Avenue; and about 9 p.m. Aug. 12 on the same Prairie Avenue block.

Police did not have detailed descriptions. They said the group consists of a black woman and five to six black men. The men are 18 to 30 years old, police said. Anyone with information about the attacks should call the Chicago Police Area South Detective Division at 312-747-8273

1 comment:

  1. In many ways, online communities can be self-regulating and good at weeding out unacceptable behaviour. We need to find a way of distinguishing between that type of behaviour and that which requires police intervention.


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