Authorities are warning residents about a pair of strong-arm robberies reported over the weekend in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood.
In each incident, a group of four to six males has approached and beat a victim before demanding the victim’s property by force, according to a community alert from Chicago police.
The first robbery happened about 8:30 p.m. Friday in the 3900 block of West Roosevelt, police said. The other happened about 12:15 a.m. Saturday in the 3700 block of West Roosevelt.
Anyone with information about the robberies was asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.