Gunmen wanted in 4 weekend robberies in Edgewater: police

Police say the robberies happened within minutes of each other Saturday evening.

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Police say the robberies happened within minutes of each other on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Sun-Times files

Police are alerting Edgewater residents after two gunmen robbed four separate victims Saturday evening in the North Side neighborhood.

Within 70 minutes, the suspects exited an SUV and came up to each victim with a handgun, Chicago police said.

They demanded each victim’s belongings andtook theircellphone and cash, police said. Before leaving, the suspects allegedly instructed each victim to unlock the phone and turn off its tracking feature.

The robberies happened on Dec. 12:

  • about 7:09 p.m. in the 5800 block of North Paulina Street;
  • about 7:33 p.m. in the 1700 block of West Peterson Avenue;
  • about 7:45 p.m. in the 5600 block of North Glenwood Avenue; and
  • about 8:20 p.m. in the 1400 block of West Edgewater Avenue.

They suspects were described astwo males between 15 and 18 years old.

Police asked anyone with information to call Area Three detectives at312-744-8263.

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