Police: Man robbing gas stations at gunpoint in Portage Park

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Police are warning businesses on the Northwest Side after two recent armed robberies at gas stations in the Portage Park neighborhood.

In both robberies, a man entered the gas station, pulled out a handgun and demanded money, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The most recent robbery happened at 10:11 p.m. May 28 in the 4000 block of North Laramie, and the other happened at 1:20 a.m. May 26 in the 5200 block of West Addison, police said.

The robber is described a man between 20 and 30 years old, standing between 5-feet-7 and 5-feet-8 and weighing between 125 and 170 pounds, police said. He was wearing a mask covering his face, a hooded sweatshirt or jacket, blue jeans, brown shoes and gloves.

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

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