WireStock_2_e1545733420955.jpg

Chicago police file photo | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

2 armed robberies reported in Lawndale alley: police

SHARE 2 armed robberies reported in Lawndale alley: police
SHARE 2 armed robberies reported in Lawndale alley: police

Two people were robbed at gunpoint in separate instances this month inside an alley in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood.

In each robbery, one or two men pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded their belongings or grabbed them by force, according to a community alert from Chicago police.

The incidents occurred about 6:45 a.m. Jan. 9 and about 6:30 a.m. Jan. 15 in the 3600 block of West Douglas Boulevard, police said.

Anyone with information on the crimes is asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

The Latest
Mayoral challenger Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) is leading the call for the city’s top cop to appear before the “Committee of the Whole” — meaning, all 50 alderpersons. He was joined by 29 colleagues, including several of the mayor’s hand-picked committee chairs.
A manager of the building where three women died during a stretch of warm temperatures said city rules required them to provide heat through June 1. “Nobody is going to freeze to death in Chicago in May,” said Ald. Brian Hopkins, who introduced an ordinance to ease that requirement.
NHL
Kadri has been the subject of racist social media posts since he was involved in a collision that knocked Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington out for the rest of the teams’ playoff series.
By focusing on the more mundane and also bringing a broader historical perspective, playwright August Wilson captured how the hope of the young was met by the weariness of those who had seen it all before.