Armed Robberies Reported In South Chicago, South Shore

CHICAGO (CBS) — Four armed robberies have been recently reported in the South Chicago and South Shore neighborhoods.

A man approached the victims, took out a handgun and stole their belongings, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The robberies occurred:
– at 5:45 p.m. Aug. 17 in the 7800 block of South Burnham Avenue;
– at 9:35 p.m. Aug. 20 in the 8100 block of South Essex Avenue;
– at 1 a.m. Sept. 1 in the 3100 block of East 79th Street; and
– at 11 p.m. Tuesday in the 7600 block of South Kingston Avenue.

The robber was described as an 18 to 20-year-old black man between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-10 and weighing 140 to 160 pounds, police said.

Anyone with information should contact Area South detectives at (312) 747-8273.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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