(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.
© Copyright 2015 Sun-Times Media, LLC
(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.
© Copyright 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC