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Police warn of violent robberies on Near West Side

Police issued an alert Saturday warning of three recent violent robberies on the Near West Side.

Three suspects walk up to a lone person and steal property by either pulling out a weapon or using “physical force,” according to the community alert from Area Central detectives.

The robberies happened:

-in the 2400 block of West Washington about 7:20 p.m. on Dec. 2;

-in the 2300 block of West Madison about 6:50 p.m. on Dec. 3;

-in the 200 block of North Artesian about 7:20 p.m. on Dec. 7.

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