Armed robbers target victims in West Town, Near West Side

In each case, a group of men or teenage boys approached victims, pulled out a handgun and demanded their belongings, police said.

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Police are warning residents about a series of armed robberies since Nov. 9, 2019, in West Town and on the Near West Side.

Police are warning residents about a series of armed robberies since Nov. 9, 2019, in West Town and on the Near West Side.

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Police are warning residents about a series of armed robberies reported in the last month in West Town and on the Near West Side.

In each case, a group of men or teenage boys approached victims, pulled out a handgun and demanded their belongings, according to a community alert from Chicago police.

The hold-ups occurred:

  • At 9:10 p.m. Nov. 9 in the 2300 block of West Lake Street;
  • At 10 a.m. Nov. 10 in the 2100 block of West Washington Boulevard;
  • At 5:15 p.m. Dec. 2 in the 2300 block of West Monroe Street;
  • At 5:05 p.m. Dec. 3 in the 2200 block of West Monroe; and
  • At 7:15 p.m. Dec. 3 in the 2400 block of West Warren Boulevard.

The suspects were described as a group of one to three males between 14 and 20 years old standing 5-foot-7 to 6 feet tall, police said.

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

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