Duo fires Uzi into air in string of Humboldt Park robberies: police

The West Side robberies happened Tuesday evening in a span of 10 minutes.

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Police said one of the three robberies happened Aug. 11, 2020, in the 900 block of North Francisco Avenue.

Police said one of the three robberies happened Aug. 11, 2020, in the 900 block of North Francisco Avenue.

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Police are warning Humboldt Park residents of a string of armed robberies over a 10-minute span Tuesday evening that targeted several people, including a woman with two children.

In each of the three robberies, two teenage boys fired an Uzi-style handgun with an extended clip into the air, according to Chicago police.

The suspects were between 14 and 17 years old.

In the first incident, the duo robbed a 61-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man in the 900 block of North Francisco Avenue, police said. After firing a round in the air at 8:47 p.m., the pair left with the couple’s belongings.

Five minutes later at 8:52 p.m., the pair stole the phone and wallet of a man 52-year-old man loading his car in the 800 block of North Washtenaw Avenue, police said.

Three minutes later, the pair failed to rob a woman who was with her two children in a parking lot in the 800 block of North Fairfield Avenue, police said. They demanded her keys and tried to take her backpack, and even fired a round into the air, but ran away empty handed.

No injuries were reported.

Police asked anyone with information to call detectives at 312-744-8263.

Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.

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