Armed robberies reported in Austin

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Two armed robberies earlier this month in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side have prompted a police alert to residents.

Both robberies occurred in the 100 block of South Cicero Avenue, according to Chicago Police. The first happened about 6:20 a.m. on Jan. 2 and the second about 6 p.m. on Jan. 9.

In both incidents, the robbers approached people who had just left a gas station, showed a handgun and demanded property, police said.

Anyone with information was asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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