Police warn of armed robberies in Austin

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Police are warning residents of three recent armed robberies in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

In each incident, someone exited the passenger side of a gray vehicle, displayed a handgun and robbed victims of their cell phones and money, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

Two robberies happened Sunday, one about 5:50 a.m. in the 5000 block of West Superior and the other about 6 a.m. in the 4900 block of West Superior, police said. A third robbery happened about 6:35 a.m. Saturday in the 600 block of North Pine.

The suspect is described as a black male, between 20 and 35 years old, who was armed with an unknown caliber handgun, police said. The vehicle may be a BMW.

Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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