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Armed robber holds up ride-hailing drivers in Little Village, Lawndale

In each case, the suspect ordered a driver through a ride-hailing service, entered the vehicle and took the vehicle or other property from the driver using a handgun.

Three thefts were reported in Wicker Park and Lincoln Park.
Police searching for a male wanted for two robberies in Little Village and Lawndale since June 15, 2019.
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Police are looking for a person who has been robbing ride-hailing service drivers at gunpoint since last week in Lawndale and Little Village.

In each incident, the suspect ordered a driver through a ride-hailing service, entered the vehicle and took the vehicle or other property from the driver using a handgun, according to Chicago police.

The robberies happened:

  • At 12:01 a.m. June 15 in the 1300 Block of South Kildare Avenue; and
  • About 1 a.m. June 21 in the 2100 Block of South Central Park Avenue.

The suspect is described as a male between 16 and 23 years old, between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-7 and weighing 120 to 130 pounds, according to police.

Anyone with information should contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.

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