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Police warn of armed robberies in Jefferson Park, Albany Park

Sun-Times file

Police are warning of five armed robberies this week in the Jefferson Park and Albany Park neighborhoods on the Northwest Side.

During these robberies, one suspect approached victims with a dark- or silver-colored handgun while the other suspects stole cellphones and wallets, according to a community alert from Area North detectives.

The suspects left in a white Toyota Highlander four-door SUV.

The robberies happened:

  • 5100 block of West Winnemac Avenue about 10:00 p.m. Sept.14;
  • 3200 block of North Lockwood Avenue about 10:30 p.m. Sept. 14;
  • 3000 block of West Argyle Street about 4:43 a.m. Sept.15;
  • 3000 block of West Wilson Avenue about 5:10 a.m. Sept. 15;
  • 3900 block of North Spaulding Avenue about 5:20 a.m. Sept. 15.

The suspects are described as possibly four Hispanic men between 18 and 25 years old. They all stand between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9, 130-180 pounds and wearing dark colored hooded sweatshirts, police said.

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