Armed robbery, attempted robbery reported in Lake View: police

In one case, the suspect held a handgun to the person’s face and took off with property.

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Eight burglaries were reported in late June 2020 on the Northwest Side.

The incidents happened June 30 and July 12.

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Police are warning Lake View residents after an armed robbery and an attempted strong- arm robbery were reported over the last few weeks on the North Side.

In an incident at 5:50 p.m. June 30 in the 600 block of West Oakdale Avenue, someone held a handgun to a person’s face and ran off with property, Chicago police said in a community alert.

A second case happened at 9:24 p.m. July 12 in the 3300 block of North Clifton Avenue, police said. The suspect battered someone and rummaged through their belongings but ran off without taking anything.

The suspect is described as a man between the ages of 38 and 45, 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-2 and 180-190 pounds with short brown hair, police said.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call Area North detectives at 312-744-8263.

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