Armed robberies reported at West Side gas stations

SHARE Armed robberies reported at West Side gas stations
SHARE Armed robberies reported at West Side gas stations

Police are warning residents about a series of armed robberies reported over the past month at gas stations on the West Side.

In the reported incidents, one or more suspects armed with a handgun have approached victims at gas stations and stolen vehicles, cell phones, cash and credit cards, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

Two robberies were reported in the 300 block of South Sacramento, about 9:20 a.m. on April 9 and about 12:56 p.m. on April 27, police said. Robberies also occurred in the 600 block of South Independence about 2:20 a.m. and 11:13 p.m. on April 26.

The suspects are described as multiple males between 17 and 21 years old, standing 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9 and weighing 130 pounds, police said.

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

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