Chicago police issue alert of armed robberies in Englewood

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Chicago police are warning community members Sunday of recent armed robberies in Englewood.

In each incident, the offenders would approach the victim while displaying a black-colored handgun and take the victim’s property, according to police.

The offenders would flee the scene on foot, police said.

Incident times and locations:

·       6600 block of South Ashland Street on July 09, 2022, at 8:35 a.m.

·       6500 block of South Marshfield Avenue on July 05, 2022, at 3:30 p.m.

·       1600 block of West 66th Street on July 03, 2022, at 2:50 p.m.

The offenders are described as two African American Males, 15-29 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet 03 inches wearing a black T-shirt, blue jeans, tan shorts, a black ski mask, and black gym shoes armed with a black color handgun.

Police want to remind the public:

·       Always be aware of your surroundings

·       Report suspicious activity immediately

·       If you are confronted by an assailant remain calm

·       Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limp, acne, teeth, etc…)

·       Never pursue a fleeing assailant, provide the information to the police

·       If video surveillance equipment is present, please save a copy of the incident for investigating detectives

·       If approached by a witness to the incident, request contact information

·       Dial 9-1-1 immediately and remain on scene when possible

Anyone with information can contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area One at (312) 747-8380. 

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