Robbers target lone victims in Bronzeville: police

They showed a gun or a knife in two of the robberies.

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Multiple robberies were reported in January 2020 in the 500 and 400 blocks of East 33rd Street in Bronzeville.

Multiple robberies were reported in January 2020 in the 500 and 400 blocks of East 33rd Street in Bronzeville.

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Police are warning residents about a series of robberies last month near the Lake Meadows apartment complex in Bronzeville on the South Side.

In each case, one or two men approached a lone victim and took the victim’s property before running off, according to a community alert from Chicago police. In two of the hold-ups, they displayed a gun or a knife.

The robberies were reported:

  • About 12:30 a.m. Jan. 31 in the 400 block of East 33rd Street;
  • About 12:45 p.m. Jan. 22 in the 500 block of East 33rd Street; and
  • About midnight Jan. 16 in the 500 block of East 33rd Street.

The suspects were described as one or two men between 20 and 25 years old, police said. They stood 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.

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