Armed robberies in Chicago Lawn prompt community alert: police

Police warn Chicago Lawn residents to remain vigilant after three reported armed robberies in recent weeks.

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View of the block where robberies were reported.

Two of the robberies happened within the 6400 block of South Fairfield Avenue.

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Police are warning Chicago Lawn residents of three armed robberies reported in May on the Southwest Side.

In each incident, a male approached someone, flashed a gun and demanded property, according to an alert from Chicago police.

The first robbery happened about 8:47 p.m. May 1 in the 2800 block of West 63rd Street, police said. Two others occurred in the 6400 block of South Fairfield Avenue. One about 4:31 p.m. May 7 and another about 2:30 a.m. May 12.

The suspect is described as 20 to 24 years old, 5-foot-7 to 6-feet tall and weighing 140 to 180 pounds, police said.

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

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