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Police warn of robberies in Waukegan

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Waukegan police are investigating two separate robberies that occurred Wednesday evening in the northern suburb.

About 7:30 p.m., a victim reported a robbery near Melrose and South Martin avenues, according to a statement from Waukegan police.

He was walking when a two-door dark-colored car, possible a Chevrolet with an Illinois license plate beginning with Z83…, pulled up next to him and two suspects exited the vehicle, police said. One of the suspects punched the victim in the chest and took his property.

About 11 p.m., another victim told investigators he was backing his car out of his driveway in the 900 block of South Victory Street when he was approached by four males, one of whom was armed with a gun, police said. All four jumped in the car and made him drive to the 900 block of 10th Street, where they robbed him of his property and money.

Neither victim was injured in the robberies, police said.

Anyone with information on either robbery is asked to call the police Tip-Line at (847) 360-9001.