Pair Of Armed Robberies Reported In Lakeview, Including At Restaurant

CHICAGO (CBS) — The armed robbery of a Lakeview restaurant was one of a pair of robberies that have been reported in the past two weeks in the North Side neighborhood.

The latest incident happened at 10:50 a.m. on Thursday, when robbers armed with a handgun walked into a restaurant in the 1000 block of West Belmont and announced a robbery as they took money from the cash register, according to Chicago Police.

lakeview robbers Pair Of Armed Robberies Reported In Lakeview, Including At Restaurant

Surveillance images of two men suspected of robbing a restaurant in the 1000 block of West Belmont Avenue on Nov. 9, 2017. (Credit: Chicago Police)

A week and a half earlier, the suspects again had a handgun at 7:19 p.m. on Oct. 29 as they stopped a person on the street in the 900 block of West Grace Street and demanded their property, police said.

The robbers were described as two black men between 25 and 30 years old, between 5-foot-8 and 6-foot-1 and about 160 to 180 pounds, police said. Both had braided hair.

One of the men wore a black ski mask, black jacket, blue hooded sweatshirt and black jeans according to police. The other man wore an orange and red hooded sweatshirt, light-gray pants and white gym shoes.

Anyone with information about the robberies was asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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