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Police: Delivery drivers being robbed at gunpoint in Humboldt Park

Police are warning delivery drivers of a string of armed robberies over the past two weeks in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

The robberies occurred:

  • at 12:10 a.m. Dec. 27 in the 1400 block of North Maplewood Avenue; and
  • at 8:10 p.m. Jan. 9 in the 2600 block of West Evergreen Avenue.

In both incidents, the suspect or suspects robbed a delivery driver at gunpoint while the driver is out of the car and making a delivery, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

One suspect is described as a black man, 18 to 21 years old, standing between 5-foot-8 and 6-foot, weighing 150-170 pounds, with a medium to dark complexion. Another suspect is described as a Hispanic man, 18 to 21 years old, standing between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9, weighing 140-160 pounds, with a light to medium complexion, police said.

Both suspects wore black hooded sweatshirts in one robbery and gray hooded sweatshirts in the other, police said.

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