Police warn of increase in Near West Side robberies - KMSP-TV

Police warn of increase in Near West Side robberies

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Police are warning Near West Side residents of an increase in robberies at knife-point.

A group of men approach the victims with a knife and take personal property, according to a community alert from Area Central detectives.

The robberies happened about 7:20 a.m. Dec. 1 in the 1200 block of South Blue Island Avenue and about 8:45 p.m. Dec. 4 in the 2100 block of West Harrison Street, police said.

The descriptions of the robbers varies, but is generally two to three black men between 18 and 25 years old, police said. They are between 5-feet-4 and 5-feet-6 and 110 to 160 pounds.

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

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