Police warn of armed robberies in Humboldt Park, Wicker Park

SHARE Police warn of armed robberies in Humboldt Park, Wicker Park

Chicago Police are cautioning residents in Humboldt Park and Wicker Park after a series of armed robberies in the neighborhoods over the last two weeks.

Two to four people have carried out the robberies, with at least one of them showing a handgun, according to a community alert from Shakespeare (14th) District police.

The incidents were reported about 1:30 a.m. Feb. 21 in the 1200 block of North Ashland; about 9 p.m. Feb. 25 in the 1200 block of North Spaulding; and again on the same block of Spaulding about 4 a.m. Feb. 28.

The robbers were described as black males between 15 and 30 years old wearing black hooded sweatshirts. They ranged in height from 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-11 and weighed between 120 and 160 pounds, the alert said.

The group have used a gray or black 1990s model Chevrolet Blazer as getaway vehicle, police said. In one robbery, they pistol-whipped the victim.

Anyone with information should call Area Central detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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