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Police Warn Of Armed Robberies Around Lincoln Park

By Rachel Cromidas in News on May 25, 2017 5:04PM

2300 block of North Halsted Street via Google.

Police are warning about a series of armed robberies around the North Side that were reported in the past week.

In each of at least six robberies, four men identified as African-American, 17 to 20 years of age, approached people on the street with a handgun and forcibly took their personal belongings. The robbers threatened to shoot their victims if they didn't give up their property, according to police.

The young men were seen fleeing in a silver car after one incident, police wrote in a Wednesday evening community alert. All of the robberies took place in a small area of Lincoln Park, in the 18th District's beat 1812. They took place in the following locations at the following times:

•2300 block of North Halsted Street, Monday, May 22, 2017 between 10:15-10:30 p.m.
•600 block of West Webster Avenue, Monday, May 22, 2017 at 10:15 p.m.
•700 block of West Dickens Avenue, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 3:35 p.m.
•600 block of West Webster Avenue, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:22 p.m.
•500 block of West Belden Avenue, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:48 p.m.
•500 block of West Fullerton Parkway., Tuesday May 23, 2017 at 10:56 p.m