Armed robberies reported in Austin

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Police are warning residents about a pair of armed robberies reported this month in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

In each incident, a man has approached a victim, pointed a revolver at them and demanded their property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The first robbery occurred in the 800 block of North Lawler on March 3 at 4 p.m., while the second occurred at 7:25 p.m. on March 6 in the 4800 block of West Ohio, police said.

The suspect is described as an 18 to 25-year-old man between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10 and weighing 170 to 190 pounds, police said.

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

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