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Armed robberies reported in Lawndale: police

Seven armed robberies were reported in May and June in Lawndale on the West Side.

Seven armed robberies happened in May and June in Lawndale
Seven armed robberies were reported between May 28, 2019 and June 27, 2019 in Lawndale.
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Chicago police are warning Lawndale residents about a series of armed robberies that occurred in May and June in the West Side neighborhood.

Between May 28 and June 27, six armed robberies happened between 2:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. in the span of just a few square blocks, with one additional robbery happening at 10:45 p.m., according to Chicago police.

The robberies happened in:

· The 3000 and 3100 blocks of West Fillmore;

· The 3100 block of West Arthington;

· The 1100 block of South Troy;

· The 1100 block of South Albany; and

· Twice in the 1100 block of South Whipple.

The suspect in these robberies was described by police as a man between 18 and 23 years old wearing a black and brown jacket or a black hoodie with light blue or gray jeans.

In each incident, he brandished a gun and told the victim to give up their property, police said.

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