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Police warn of armed robberies in Wicker Park, Humboldt Park

Police issued an alert Wednesday warning about two recent armed robberies on the Northwest Side.

A group of young people engages a person in conversation, then one pulls out a handgun, according to a community alert from Area North detectives.

The first robbery happened in Wicker Park, in the 1400 block of North Damen about 3 p.m. Oct. 22. The second happened in Humboldt Park, in the 1500 block of North Kedzie about 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 29.

Police describe the suspects as two or three male blacks in their 20s, ranging from 5-foot-6 and 6-foot and between 140 and 160 pounds. There are also two white male or Hispanic suspects in their 20s, between 5-foot-3 and 5-foot-10 and 150 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (312) 744-8263.