Police are warning residents about three armed robberies reported this month on the West Side.
In each incident, three males approached victims from behind, displayed a handgun and stole purses, wallets and cellphones, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.
The robberies occurred:
— In the 3800 block of West Grenshaw about 8:45 p.m. on Jan. 14;
— In the 1100 block of South Independence about 8:10 a.m. on Jan. 20;
— In the 3800 block of West Flournoy about 6:10 p.m. on Jan. 20.
One of the suspects is described as an 18 to 19-year-old man standing about 5-foot-9 and weighing about 170 pounds, police said. The second is a 25-year-old man about 130 pounds.
The third is 16 to 19 years old, between 4-foot-9 and 5-foot-3, weighs 120 to 130 pounds and has dreadlocks, police said.
Anyone with information about the robberies should contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.