Police warn of armed robberies in Washington Park - New York News

Police warn of armed robberies in Washington Park

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Chicago Police issued an alert Wednesday warning South Side Washington Park residents of two recent armed robberies.

At least one robber approaches someone attending to a broken-down vehicle on the side of the road and asks if they can help before pulling out a silver or chrome handgun and demanding property, according to the alert from Area Central detectives.

The robberies happened about 8:25 p.m. March 12 in the 5300 block of South Wabash Avenue; and about 12:35 a.m. March 13 in the 100 block of West Garfield Boulevard, police said.

One of the suspects is described as a black man 20-30 years old, 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-11 and 140-150 pounds. The other suspect is described as a black man 35-40, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8 and 230 pounds.

Anyone with information should call detectives at (312) 747-8382.

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