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Pair of armed robberies reported in Cragin: police

A male approached teens on his bike and demanded their property, police said.

Someone captured a photo of the suspect.
Both robberies happened this week in Cragin, police said.
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Police are warning the public about two armed robberies this wein Cragin this week.

In each incident, a male rode up to teens on his bike and asked their gang affiliation, Chicago police said. He would then show or imply having a firearm and demand the teen’s property.

The first robbery happened about 7:23 p.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of West Palmer Street, and the other was 1:30 p.m. Monday in the 2400 block of North Laramie Avenue, police said.

The male is described as 18 to 21-years old, 5-foot-3 to 5-6 and weighs 110 to 130 pounds, police said. One person who was robbed told police he had a tattoo on his chest.

Anyone with information should contact Area North detectives at 312-744-8263.

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