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Armed robberies reported in Wicker Park, North Center

(CHICAGO) Police are warning residents about a series of armed robberies this month at the constructions sites of new homes in the Wicker Park and North Center neighborhoods.

The robberies were reported at 9:25 a.m. Oct. 7 and 4 p.m. Oct. 18 in the 1400 block of North Oakley as well as 10 a.m. Oct. 7 in the 3900 block of North Claremont, according to a community alert from Chicago Police. All of the robberies occurred at the sites of new homes being built.

The suspect was described as a 26 to 30-year-old man between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-8, weighing 150 to 170 pounds, with a stocky build, according to police. He was wearing blue jeans and a dark blue jacket or hooded sweatshirt labeled “CHICAGO.”

A second suspect was also seen running away after one of the robberies, but there was no description available for that person, police said.

Anyone with information about the robberies should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

Armed robbers strike minutes apart on Near West Side

(Chicago)  Police are warning Near West Side residents of two armed robberies that happened just minutes apart last Friday.

Two suspects walked up to the victims, pulled out a handgun and demanded property, according to the community alert from Area Central detectives.

The robberies both happened on Jan. 16, the first about 9:15 a.m. in the 1500 block of South Blue Island and the next about 15 minutes later in the 1100 block of West Polk, police said.

One of the suspects is described as a black man between 18 and 20 years old, 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11, 165 and 175 pounds and wearing a black ski mask and a black hooded sweatshirt.

The second suspect is described as a black man between 18 and 20 years old, 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8, 160 and 170 pounds and wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call detectives at (312) 747-8382.

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Armed robberies reported 20 minutes apart in Lake View

(Chicago)  Two armed robberies occurred about a half-mile apart Sunday afternoon in the Lake View neighborhood on the North Side.

The incidents happened in the 3700 block of North Wayne at 1:05 p.m., and 20 minutes later in the 3600 block of North Bosworth, Area North detectives said in an alert.

In the Wayne robbery, a black female approached someone from behind, showed a black handgun and demanded property before entering and driving off in a white, older model car, police said. Further description of the suspect was not provided.

A 5-foot-9, 250-pound black male is suspected in the Bosworth robbery. The male, who has dreadlocks and a dark complexion, approached the victim from behind with a dark handgun, demanded their belongings and ran to a car similar to the one described in the Wayne incident, police said.

The license plate on the vehicle he entered begins with Y25, police said.

Anyone with information can call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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