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Man in clown mask robbing people in Lake View

Updated: September 25, 2013 10:42PM

A man in a clown mask is among a group of men robbing victims at gunpoint in the Lake View neighborhood on the North Side, police said.

Three men have approached people on the street and taken their cellphones, money, purses and wallets at gunpoint, according to a community alert from Area North detectives.

Robberies happened about 2:15 a.m. Sept. 21 in the 700 block of West Melrose and about 2:45 a.m. the same day in the 3100 block of North Clifton, police said.

In one of the robberies, the men made the victim kneel on the ground. One of the attackers, wearing a clown mask, struck the victim hard enough to cause a bruise.

Anyone with information should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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