They allege that the perpetrators are the same homeless men said to be behind a string of recent robberies in the area.
"Each morning, when I am going to work, they come out and throw stones at people," one woman, who works at a well known business establishment in the area, told Loop News.
The woman believes the stones are being hurled by the men "with the intention to attack and rob the individuals as soon as they are injured."
"People (who observed the men throwing stones at members of the public) thought it was a protective mechanism or because they were provoked, but there is more to it," the woman said.
A man, who also claimed to have witnessed the stone attacks by the men, said a woman was robbed after being hit by a stone a few weeks ago.
"While heading to work she was hit with a stone and as soon as she fell, one ah dem grab her purse and run," the man claimed.
Half-Way Tree Police, in response to Loop News queries, said they were not aware of the stone attacks but said they would be investigating the matter.
Sections of the district have been under the radar following reports of a string of robberies in the area. Cops believe a group of homeless men, who have been living under a bridge located at the intersection of Grove and Half Way Tree roads, are behind the robberies.