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Police warn of armed robberies at Austin businesses

Police are warning of two recent armed robberies at businesses in the same block last week in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

In both incidents, the robber showed a handgun and demanded money from the register, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

Both robberies happened in the 6000 block of West North Avenue, police said. One robbery happened about 8:35 p.m. Nov. 12, while the other happened about 8:45 p.m. Nov. 13.

The robber is described as a black man, between 25 and 30 years old, standing about 5-feet-10, wearing a black zipped-up hooded sweatshirt with a tattoo by his right eye, police said.

Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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