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Robberies reported near Sedgwick Brown Line stop: police

In each incident, the offenders walked up to victims and snatched cell phones from their hands, police said.

Two people were seriously hurt in a shooting May 18, 2021, in Parkway Gardens.
The robberies happened July 14 and 21, 2019 near the Sedgwick Street Brown Line stop, police said.
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Chicago police are warning Old Town residents to be aware of their surroundings after three robberies were reported in July.

In two cases, a pair of robbers walked up to victims and snatched their cellphones before fleeing, according to a community alert from Chicago police. In one incident, the offenders robbed the victims at gunpoint.

All three robberies happened in the afternoon and evening hours, July 14 and 21, in the 1500 block of North Sedgwick Street near the Sedgwick Brown Line stop, police said.

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