Police: 3 armed robberies in last week in Uptown

SHARE Police: 3 armed robberies in last week in Uptown
SHARE Police: 3 armed robberies in last week in Uptown

Police are cautioning North Side residents after three armed robberies in the last week in the Uptown neighborhood.

One or two men have walked up to people during the daytime or evening hours and demanded property while brandishing or implying a handgun, according to a community alert from Town Hall District Chicago Police.

The robberies happened:

–March 5, about 7:30 p.m. in the 4500 block of North Kenmore;

–March 9, about 2 p.m. in the 4700 block of North Winthrop; and

–March 9, about 5:40 p.m. in the 4600 block of North Winthrop.

The Kenmore robbery was carried out by two black men, one about 30 years old, 6 feet tall and about 160 pounds with a black jacket, the alert said.

The first Winthrop robbery was also carried out by two men, police said. One of them was about 6 feet tall and 175 lbs., wearing a black peacoat, gray trapper-style hat, dark sunglasses and dark blue jeans. The other suspect is described as a lightly complected black man between 26 and 29 years old, about 5-foot-5 and 190 pounds with black jeans and a white baseball cap with a crossed swords logo, the alert said.

One man committed the most recent robbery, police said. He is described as a 6-foot-2, 200-pound black man about 40 years old with a black jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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