Police are warning residents about a pair of robberies reported recently in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
Both times, a man snuck up on someone from behind and either said he was armed or jabbed the person’s back with an object imitating a gun, according to a community alert from Chicago police. He then stole cash or personal belongings.
The incidents occurred:
- about 5 a.m. Dec. 31 in the 1600 block of North Cicero; and
- about 9:07 p.m. Jan. 13 in the 1600 block of North Lamon.
Anyone with information about the robberies was asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.
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The two were outside about 4:20 a.m. in the 1300 block of South Throop Street when someone fired shots.
Officers responding to a shots fired call about 10 p.m. found the two in the 3800 block of West Ohio Street.
Officers responding to a person shot report found the man lying on a porch with multiple gunshot wounds.
One man, 34, was found in the 300 block of East Huron Street and died at a hospital. Another man later showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.