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2 robbed in separate incidents on same Austin block

The robberies happened about 10:30 p.m. March 1 and March 9 in the 1300 block of North Cicero Avenue, Chicago police said.

Two females were robbed in March 2020 in the 1300 block of North Cicero Avenue.
Two females were robbed in March 2020 in the 1300 block of North Cicero Avenue.
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Two females were robbed this month on the same block in Austin on the West Side.

The robberies happened about 10:30 p.m. March 1 and March 9 in the 1300 block of North Cicero Avenue, Chicago police said.

In each incident, the robber approached the female as she walked alone and threatened her with a kitchen knife or knocked her to the ground, police said. He then took their purses and wallets.

The person was described as a man in his 20s, standing between 5-foot-7 and 6 feet and weighing between 160 and 180 pounds.

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