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Convenience store robberies reported on the Near West Side: police

Police believe that two men are involved in these robberies.

A 7/11 convenience store in the 200 block of South Racine Avenue.
A 7/11 convenience store in the 200 block of South Racine Avenue.
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Chicago police are warning residents about two recent convenience store robberies reported on the Near West Side.

In each incident, two men entered the stores, displayed a handgun and took money and merchandise before fleeing, according to a community alert from Chicago police. In one case, the robbers were seen leaving the area in a red Honda Civic.

The robberies occurred July 31 in the 1500 block of West Taylor Street and Aug. 4 in the 200 block of South Racine Avenue, police said, both during the early morning hours.

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