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Armed robberies reported in Belmont Gardens: police

Both victims were approached by a man armed with a semi-automatic handgun. The suspect demanded the victims’ property before running, police said.

Chicago police are warning residents of two armed robberies in Belmont Gardens.
Chicago police are warning residents of two armed robberies in Belmont Gardens.
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Chicago police are warning residents of two armed robberies that occurred overnight Tuesday and Wednesday in Belmont Gardens on the North Side.

Both victims were approached by a man armed with a semi-automatic handgun. The suspect demanded the victims’ property before running, police said.

The incidents occurred:

  • About 1:25 a.m. Nov. 19, in the 2700 block of North Kostner Avenue; and
  • About 12:49 a.m. Nov. 20 in the 3000 block of North Kostner Avenue.

The suspect was described as between 22 and 25-years-old, 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9, 140 to 180 pounds and wearing a black hat and black jacket.

In one incident, the suspect wore a ski mask, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area North detectives at 312-744-8263.

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