Police warn of armed robberies on North Side
BY JAMES SCALZITTI Staff Reporter August 1, 2013 11:02PM
Chicago Police issued an alert warning North Side residents about a series of armed robberies in Lake View and neighboring areas in the late-night and early morning hours over the past couple of weeks.
In these incidents, two men approached victims on the street or in alleys and robbed them of their wallets, money and cellphones at gunpoint, the alert said.
The armed robberies have taken place at these locations:
• 1500 block of West Altgeld at 1:05 a.m. July 21
• 1500 block of West George at 1:15 a.m. July 21
• 1300 block of West Grace at 11 p.m. July 27
• 1200 block of West Belmont at 4:08 a.m. July 30
• 4700 block of North Hermitage at 10:30 p.m. July 30
• 1400 block of West Roscoe at 11:35 p.m. July 30
In each incident, the men were seen leaving a vehicle before the robbery or leaving in a vehicle.
Anyone who has information about these robberies is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.