As Chicago is set to have its worst year for violent crime in 25 years, community volunteers who were attempting to string up Christmas lights were robbed in the city’s south side. The Post Millenial Reports–
“According to local authorities, at around 4 pm on Saturday, a white SUV pulled up on the women, and multiple suspects jumped out demanding the volunteer group hand over a wallet, a purse, and a fanny pack before running off again. Aside from the material losses, nobody was harmed in the incident”
The volunteers were part of an organization called “My Block, My Hood, My City” and were part of a project called “Be Part of the Light”. The founder of the organization, Jahmal Cole, had a message for the thieves: “We’re trying to inspire hope. We’re not the enemy! It’s just tragic, man. It’s just tragic that it happened in this city.” Cole said that they will increase security for the next event and will not let the incident deter them from doing future projects.
The incident follows an uptick in violent crime and robberies nationwide, particularly in Democrat ran cities. Last night, a bus driver was beat on North Michigan in Chicago while stopping to inspect his bus. The bus driver was hospitalized from the incident with bruises to his face and body.
Shootings are up 220% in Chicago compared to last year, according to the Chicago Sun Times. The city is on pace to have its worst violent crime wave in 25 years. The murder rate is set to increase yet again this year following a 30 percent increase in 2020.