Armed robberies in East Garfield Park prompt community alert

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Two armed robberies in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side have prompted a community alert from Chicago Police.

The suspect approaches the victims with a handgun and demands or takes their property, the alert said.

The first robbery occurred at 11:15 a.m. on March 16 in the 3200 block of West Lexington Street. The second happened less than ten minutes later in the 900 block of South Spaulding Avenue.

The suspect is described as a man between 40 and 49 years old, standing between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-6 and wearing a hooded sweatshirt, police said.

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

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