Knife-wielding robber strikes in Irving Park, North Park

In each case, the suspect approached a victim, pulled out a knife and demanded the victim’s wallet, according to a community alert from Chicago police.

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A man has robbed two people at knifepoint on the Northwest Side since Jan. 11, 2020, including in the 3400 block of West Berwyn Avenue.

A man has robbed two people at knifepoint on the Northwest Side since Jan. 11, 2020, including in the 3400 block of West Berwyn Avenue.

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Police are warning residents about a man who has robbed two people at knifepoint this month in Irving Park and North Park on the Northwest Side.

In each case, the suspect approached a victim, pulled out a knife and demanded the victim’s wallet, according to a community alert from Chicago police.

The first hold-up happened about 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11 in the 3000 block of West Addison Street, police said. The second happened about 12:30 p.m. Jan. 18 in the 3400 block of West Berwyn Avenue.

The suspect is described as a man about 30 years old standing 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10 and weighing about 145 pounds, police said.

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

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