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Police warn of armed robberies on Southwest Side

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Police are warning residents of two recent armed robberies in the Chicago Lawn and Marquette Park neighborhoods on the Southwest Side.

The suspect either walked up to the victim or entered a store, pulled out a handgun and demanded the victim’s property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The most recent robbery happened about 1:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the 6300 block of South Kedzie, and the other robbery occurred about 11:10 a.m. Sept. 17 in the 2900 block of West 63rd Street, police said.

The suspect is described as a black man, between 20 and 30 years old, standing between 5-foot-10 and 6-feet, weighing between 150 and 170 pounds with dreadlocks, police said.

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