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Food delivery, ride-share drivers robbed in Lawndale: police

In each incident, someone called a food delivery or ride-share service and robbed the driver at gunpoint once they arrived.

Police are warning residents of a string of robberies reported in Jan. 2021, in Lawndale.
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Police are alerting West Side residents of recent armed robberies targeting food delivery and ride-share drivers in Lawndale.

In each incident, someone called a food delivery or ride-share service and robbed the driver at gunpoint once they arrived, Chicago police said in a community alert.

The robberies happened:

  • about 9:50 a.m. Jan. 7 in the 3700 block of West Douglas Boulevard;
  • about 12:05 a.m. Jan. 8 in the 3900 block of West 14th Street;
  • about 9:30 a.m. Jan. 8 in the 1300 block of South Millard Avenue; and
  • about 6:30 p.m. Jan 12 in the 1300 block of South Millard Avenue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Four detectives at 312-746-8253.