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Police warn of strong-arm robberies on Northwest Side

The police say a series of strong-arm robberies has been reported in the past week on the Northwest Side in which a man walked up to people and tried to grab their purses or wallets and, if they resisted, hit them.

According to a community alert from the police, the robberies occurred:

• At 4:35 a.m. Monday n the 6400 block of West Belmont.

• At 6:35 p.m. Tuesday in the 3100 block of North Neenah.

• At 5 p.m. Wednesday in the 2900 block of North Meade.

• At 6:50 p.m. Thursday in the 3000 block of North Rutherford.

• At 7:20 a.m. Friday in the 3900 block of North Oak Park.

• At 1:20 p.m. Friday in the 3600 block of North Sayre.