String of violent armed robberies reported in Back of the Yards

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Police are warning residents about three armed robberies this month in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, including two incidents in which a robber shot the victims.

In each robbery, a suspect approached victims and demanded their property, according to Chicago Police. During two of the robberies, the suspect shot and injured the victims.

The robberies happened:

  • At 6:09 a.m. Jan. 7 in the 5000 block of South Hoyne Avenue;
  • At 7:44 p.m. Thursday in the 1300 block of West 51st Street; and
  • About 9 p.m. Thursday in the 5000 block of South Loomis Boulevard.

The 15-year-old boy and 43-year-old man shot in the Hoyne robbery were both taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized, police said. The 28-year-old man shot during the 51st Street robbery was also stabilized.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8332.

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