Armed robberies reported in Near West Side neighborhoods: police

In each incident, someone flashes a handgun and demands the victim’s cell phone and wallet.

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Four armed robberies were reported in Jan. 2020, in Near West Side neighborhoods.

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Chicago police are warning residents of four armed robberies reported in January in Near West Side neighborhoods.

In each incident, someone flashes a handgun and demands the victim’s cell phone and wallet, Chicago police said in a community alert.

The robberies happened:

  • About 12:30 a.m. Jan. 22, in the 600 block of West 33rd Street;
  • About 1:55 a.m. Jan. 22, in the 2200 block of South Archer Avenue;
  • About 3 p.m. Jan. 28, in the 2000 block of South Ruble Street; and
  • About 6:20 a.m. Jan. 29, in the 1800 block of West 21st Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.

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