Police are urging West Side residents to take caution after a string of armed robberies in about a month in the Garfield and Humboldt park neighborhoods.
Two men traveling in a dark-colored van have shown a handgun while stealing cash, credit cards and cell phones in four separate incidents, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.
The robberies happened on:
–Jan. 12, about 12:30 p.m. in the 300 block of South Sacramento;
–Jan. 15, about 7:30 p.m. in the 500 block of North Avers;
–Jan. 30, about 9:15 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Chicago; and
–Feb. 3, about 11 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Jackson.
One of the suspected robbers is described as a black man between 18 and 21 years old, about 5-foot-6 with a dark complexion. The other is thought to be between 25 and 30 years old, about 5-foot-8 with a medium complexion.
Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.