Robberies in Lawndale prompt community alert

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3600 block of West Ogden Avenue | Google Maps

Police are warning residents on the West Side to be aware of their surroundings following a string of armed robberies reported this month in Lawndale.

In each incident, two to three males approach victims, display or imply they have a handgun and take property from them, according to a community alert from Chicago police.

The robberies took place:

  • About 9:30 p.m. April 19 in the 3600 block of West Ogden Avenue;
  • About 6:50 a.m. April 23 in the 1900 block of South Hamlin Avenue; and
  • About 1:20 a.m. April 27 in the 1500 block of South Central Park Avenue;

Anyone with information should call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.

Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.

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