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Armed Robberies In Lincoln Park And Rogers Park Prompt Police Alert

By Kate Shepherd in News on Jan 18, 2016 8:21PM

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The Chicago Police Department has issued armed robbery warnings for Rogers Park and Lincoln Park.

Between Jan. 12 and Jan. 16, three incidents have occurred in which one armed offender approaches the victim from behind and points a handgun at the victim's head while "demanding that the victims give him everything they have," according to authorities. The offender(s) took a purse and cell phones.

The robberies happened in 6900 block of North Washtenaw Avenue on Jan. 12 at 4:05 p.m., in the 6600 block of North. Maplewood Avenue on Jan. 13 at 8:10 p.m. and in the 7000 block of North Washtenaw Avenue on Jan. 16 at 8:52 a.m.

In the three separate incidents, the offender(s) were described as: "Male, Black, 38, 6'00," wearing a black jacket, black jeans, and yellow gym shoes," "Male, Black, 20-30, 5'07", 200 lbs., light complexion, wearing eyeglasses, and a black jacket" and "Male, Black, 6'01," wearing black frame eyeglasses, red knit ski cap, light gray sweatpants."

In the two Lincoln Park robberies, two-three offenders approached a lone victim on the street, showed a silver handgun and demanded personal property, according to law enforcement.

The first incident happened in the 2000 Block of North Burling Street on Jan. 13 approximately 9:00 p.m. and the second incident happened in the 1100 Block of West Dickens Avenue on Jan. 15 at approximately 12:30 p.m.

The offenders were described as male, black 18 to 24 years of age, 5'05- 6'00 and 130-180 pounds. In one case, the offenders were wearing black masks.

Police are warning residents to be aware of their surroundings and to report any suspicious activity.