5 city employees robbed at gunpoint while working in Austin

The transportation department workers were in the midst of setting up a construction zone.

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Several Chicago Department of Transportation workers were robbed Jan. 15, 2020, in the 600 block of North Lavergne Avenue.

Several Chicago Department of Transportation workers were robbed Jan. 15, 2020, in the 600 block of North Lavergne Avenue.

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Five employees with city’s transportation department were robbed at gunpoint Wednesday morning while they were setting up a construction zone in Austin on the West Side.

Two gunmen approached the workers in an alley about 8:15 a.m. in the 600 block of North Lavergne Avenue and demanded their personal property, according to Chicago police.

The suspects ran east on Huron after the robbery, police said.

No one was injured, and no arrests have been made.

The employees worked for the Chicago Department of Transportation, a law enforcement source said.

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