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Armed robberies reported 20 minutes apart in Lake View

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.