Portage Park businesses robbed at gunpoint

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Two businesses have reported armed robberies in recent weeks in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The most recent was reported Sunday at a business in the 3500 block of North Central and the other occurred March 31 in the 4200 block of North Milwaukee, according to Chicago Police.

The offender/s entered the businesses, showed a handgun and demanded money and property in both cases, police said.

In the most recent, the robber was described as a male between 5-foot-11 and 6-foot-2 and 160-180 pounds. He wore a gray Nike sweatshirt, blue jeans and a black mask, police said.

In the March 31 robbery, the offender was described as a male between 5-foot-11 and 6-foot-2 and 190-225 pounds, police said. He wore a black jacket with a red-and-orange-colored, diamond-shaped logo on the back, blue jeans and a black bandana.

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

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