Police warn of knife-wielding robbers on West Side

SHARE Police warn of knife-wielding robbers on West Side
SHARE Police warn of knife-wielding robbers on West Side

Police are cautioning West Side residents after a pair of robberies on the West Side in the last week.

Two teenage boys wearing hooded sweatshirts and riding bicycles approached victims and in one case showed a knife before taking their purses, according to a community alert from Harrison District Chicago Police.

The first robbery happened about 8:05 p.m. on New Year’s Day in the 4300 block of West Thomas, followed by another on Saturday about 8:45 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Congress, the alert said.

Police did not have a detailed description of the two suspected robbers but said they were between 14 and 18 years old.

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

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