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Police Warn Of Armed Robberies Near Lakeview CTA Stations This Month

By Carrie Eidson in News on May 22, 2016 5:33PM

The Chicago Police Department has issued a community alert following a series of armed robberies in Lakeview this week.

Five incidents were reported in the 19th police district near Brown and Red Line CTA stops between 9:30 p.m. and midnight on May 16, 19 and 20. According to the alert, the victims were approached by the offender who displayed a handgun and demanded property. The robberies reportedly took place in the 1200 block of West Waveland Avenue, the 1300 block of West Henderson Street, the 1200 block of West Oakdale Avenue, the 2900 block of North Sheffield Avenue and the 2400 block of North Seminary Street.

The suspect is reported to be a black man, 17 to 25 years old, between 5'4" to 6’0 tall and weighing between 160 and 175 lbs. He was reportedly wearing a gray or dark colored hooded sweatshirt.

If you’re traveling by CTA late at night, police advise you be pay special attention to your surroundings. If you have any information about these robberies, you can contact the Bureau of Detectives - Area North at 312-744-8263.