Police warn of violent North Side robberies

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Police are warning North Side residents after several strong-arm robberies were reported in the Uptown and Lincoln Square neighborhoods.

Two men approach a victim from different directions, knock them down or beat them and steal property, according to the community alert from Area North detectives.

The robberies happened between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. in the 1100 block of West Argyle on Dec. 6; the 4900 block of North Broadway on Dec. 31; the 4900 block of North Leavitt on Jan. 3; and the 1400 block of West Winona on Jan. 4.

One of the suspects is described as a black man between 15 and 23 years old, 5-foot-3 and 5-foot-7, 140 to 160 pounds, with short hair and dark complexion.

The other suspect is described as a black man between 24 and 27 years old, 5-foot-11 and 6-foot-2, 190 to 220 pounds with short hair and a dark complexion.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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