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Armed robber targets people in Lawndale: police

A man in his early 20s has been approaching people with a gun and demanding their property.

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Police are warning residents of recent armed robberies in the Lawndale neighborhood.

A man in his early 20s has been approaching people with a gun and demanding their property, Chicago police said. He then leaves the area on foot.

The robberies happened:

  • about 2:15 p.m. June 7 in the 1100 block of South Whipple Street;
  • about 10:45 p.m. June 2 in the 1100 bock of South Troy Street; and
  • about 3:40 p.m. May 28 in the 3100 block of West Fillmore Street.

Anyone with tips is asked to call Area North detectives at 312-744-8263.

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