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Police warn of armed robberies on Northwest Side

Money and other personal property was stolen by a man in a series of armed robberies in the Cragin and Belmont Central neighborhoods on the Northwest Side.

The robber was described as a white or Hispanic man, between 20-40 years old, 5-foot-8 to 6-foot and 140-180 pounds, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

In each of the robberies, the victims were approached by a man who showed a weapon and demanded money and other property in the early morning hours, police said.

The first reported robbery occurred about 3:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 4900 block of West School Street, police said. About an hour later, a second robbery was reported in the 5800 block of West Belmont. The next day at 4:36 a.m. Wednesday, a third robbery was reported in the 5700 block of West Wellington Avenue.