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Strong-arm robberies reported in Galewood

In each case, two suspects walked up to a victim, hit the person and took property from the victim’s pockets, according to Chicago police.

A burglary scheme targeting older residents was reported September 13, 2019 in Brighton Park on the Southwest Side.
Police are warning residents about a pair of strong-arm robberies reported in August, in Galewood on the Northwest Side.
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Police are warning residents about a pair of strong-arm robberies last month in Galewood on the Northwest Side.

In each case, two suspects walked up to a victim, hit the person and took property from the victim’s pockets, according to a community alert from Chicago police.

One hold-up occurred at 2:38 a.m. Aug. 7 in the 6700 block of West Wabansia Street, police said. Another happened at 1:50 a.m. Aug. 28 in the 2200 block of North Nagle Avenue.

The suspects were both described as males taller than 5-foot-7, police said. One of them wore brown boots.

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

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