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Police warn of armed robberies in East Garfield Park

Chicago Police are warning residents of two recent armed robberies reported in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

In both incidents, the robbers showed a handgun and took victims’ cell phones and cash, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The most recent robbery happened about 4 a.m. Oct. 23 in the 3600 block of West Flournoy and the other robbery happened about 7:40 a.m. Oct. 20 in the 700 block of South Homan, police said.

One suspect in the Flournoy incident is described as a 180-pound, 6-foot-1 black man with dreadlocks and the other robber is described as a 5-foot-8, 180-pound black man, police said. The robber in the Homan incident is described as a 5-foot-11, 150-pound black man, thought to be about 25 years old, with a dark complexion.

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