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Store robberies reported in Logan Square, Hermosa

Police are warning Northwest Side residents of recent store robberies in the area.

The robberies occurred in the 2100 block of North Hamlin at 7:06 p.m. Dec. 17, and in the 4200 block of West Fullerton at 5 p.m. Dec. 23, Area North detectives said in an alert.

In each incident, a Hispanic man entered the store and demanded money in Spanish, police said.

The robber displayed a handgun in the Hamlin incident. The man involved in the Fullerton robbery only implied he had a weapon, police said.

Police described the suspect in the Hamlin robbery as a 5-foot-2 to 5-foot-5 man, between 20 to 30 years old, weighing 130 to 160 pounds, police said. He was seen wearing a black or blue hooded sweatshirt and a dark bandana covering his face.

In the Fullerton incident, the robber is described to be a 25 to 30-year-old, 150-pound man, standing 5-foot-9 to 6-feet, police said. In that robbery, the man was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a red scarf around his face.

Anyone with information can call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263 or submit anonymous tips at