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Police: Armed robberies reported in South Loop, Near West Side

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Four armed robberies have been reported in the Near West Side and South Loop neighborhoods in the last three weeks.

In each case, a man got out of a black four-door car, walked up to victims and pulled out a handgun, then demanded their property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The incidents happened:

  • at 10 a.m. Aug. 11 in the 0-100 block of East 24th Place;
  • at 6:40 p.m. Aug. 11 in the 700 block of South Clinton;
  • at 3:55 p.m. Aug. 22 in the 2200 block of South Michigan; and
  • at 4:45 p.m. Aug. 25 in the 600 block of West Polk.

The suspect was described as a 20-35-year-old black man, standing 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9, and weighing 185-215 pounds, police said. He had short hair, medium complexion and wore a gold necklace.

Anyone with information should call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8384.