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Armed robberies reported in Washington Park

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Police are warning residents about a series of armed robberies earlier this month in the South Side Washington Park neighborhood.

In each incident, one or two men have approached the victims, showed a handgun and demanded or forcibly taken the victims’ property, according to Chicago Police.

The hold-ups occurred:

  • At 3:05 a.m. July 8 in the 200 block of East 56th Street;
  • At 7:13 p.m. July 6 in the 200 block of East 55th Street;
  • About 12:30 p.m. July 5 in the 300 block of East 56th Street; and
  • About 3 a.m. July 5 in the 5500 block of South Prairie Avenue.

The suspects were described as one or two black men between 20 and 35 years old, standing 5-foot-4 to 6-foot-2 and weighing 150 to 200 pounds, police said. One of them had dreadlocks.

Anyone with information about the robberies was asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.