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Police warn of armed robberies in Washington Park

SHARE Police warn of armed robberies in Washington Park
SHARE Police warn of armed robberies in Washington Park

Chicago Police are warning South Side residents after a pair of armed robberies last month in the Washington Park neighborhood.

Two men walked up to victims on the street, pulled out a handgun and demanded their property before running away, according to a community alert from police. One of the robbers fired a gun in the victim’s direction in one instance.

The robberies happened about 11 p.m. May 21 in the 5700 block of South Indiana, and about 9 p.m. May 30 in the 5700 block of South Prairie, police said.

The two suspects are described as 25 to 35-year-old black men, standing 5-foot-5 to 6-foot-3 and weighing 170-215 pounds, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8382.

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