10 armed robberies reported in under 2 hours on North and West sides

Police warn residents to take precautions as three of the people were struck on the head with a gun.

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Police are investigating a string of armed robberies reported early Friday on the North and West sides.

A group of two to four people brandished handguns and stole property from at least 10 people, three of whom were struck on the head with a gun, Chicago police said.

The robberies occurred between 12:45 a.m. and 2:30 a.m., with three of them reported within about five minutes in Logan Square and West Town, according to police.

Some of the robberies were reported:

  • About 12:45 a.m. in the 2100 block of West Cullerton Street
  • About 1 a.m. in the 2600 block of West Iowa Street
  • About 1:05 a.m. in the 900 block of North Western Avenue
  • About 1:19 a.m. in the 800 block of North Rockwell Street
  • About 1:21 a.m. in the 3400 block of West Armitage Avenue
  • About 1:25 a.m. in the 3600 block of West Shakespeare Avenue

The suspects are described by police as Black males aged 15 to 30 years old. They wore dark clothes and ski masks and were armed with dark semi-automatic handguns. The group fled in a vehicle after each incident, police said.

Additionally, the group is accused of robbing four other people early Sunday on the Northwest and West sides.

Those incidents were reported between 2 a.m. and 2:45 a.m.

According to police, the latest robberies reported:

  • About 2 a.m. in the 1000 block of North Spaulding Avenue
  • About 2:10 a.m. in the 900 block of North Damen Avenue
  • About 2:15 a.m. in the 1500 block of West Augusta Boulevard
  • About 2:45 a.m. in the 3000 block of West Palmer Boulevard
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