Armed robberies in Oakland reported blocks apart: police

A group of suspects approached lone victims and displayed a black or silver semi-automatic handgun before stealing property, police said.

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One of two armed robberies in Oakland happened Jan. 11 in the 700 block of East 38th Street.

One of two armed robberies in Oakland happened Jan. 11 in the 700 block of East 38th Street.

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Two armed robberies were reported blocks apart this month in Oakland on the South Side.

In both cases, two to three suspects approached lone victims and displayed a black or silver semi-automatic handgun, Chicago police said. They stole property and fled the scene.

In one incident, the suspects drove away inside a blue Oldsmobile Intrigue.

The first robbery happened at 6 p.m. Jan. 11 in the 700 block of East 38th Street, police said. The other happened at 3 p.m. Jan. 17 in the 700 block of East 38th Place.

The suspects in one case were a group of three people, police said. One of them had long dreadlocks and a tattoo above the right eye.

In the other incident, two males were described. One was 6-foot-2, 170 pounds and wore a black cap and black hoodie.

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

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