Police issue alert after armed robberies in South Chicago

SHARE Police issue alert after armed robberies in South Chicago
SHARE Police issue alert after armed robberies in South Chicago

Police have issued an alert after two armed robberies along 83rd Street in South Chicago occurred by similarly-described suspects earlier this month.

During each instance, a victim was approached and robbed by multiple armed offenders, a community alert from Chicago Police said.

Police said the first incident happened in the 1100 block of East 83rd Street on Aug. 21 between 8 – 9:15 p.m., and the second on Aug. 24 in the 8300 block of South Dorchester Avenue around 9:25 p.m., police said.

Police said the offenders are described as two to three black men, 19-25, between 5-foot-2 and 6-foot-2 and 130-200 pounds.

Police advise residents to travel in well-lit areas while in the company of others, and if approached remember any distinctive physical characteristics.

Anyone with information should call Area South Detectives at (312) 747-8273.

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