Armed Robberies

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Police Issue Alert After Five Armed Robberies On Southwest Side

The suspect approaches victims on the sidewalk, pulls out a revolver handgun and demands property, police say.


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Armed Robbers Targeting Victims On North Side

Police are warning North Side residents of a recent increase in late night and early morning armed robberies.


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Serial Robber Hits GameStop Locations

Over the past six years, investigators believe the gunman has hit stores in Chicago, Calumet City, Evergreen Park, Oakbrook Terrace, North Riverside, Berwyn and Munster, Ind. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.


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Police: Alleged Serial Robber Wanted Cops To Kill Him

A man charged in connection with 16 armed robberies since last month allegedly was trying to get himself killed by police, because he was distraught over a breakup with his girlfriend.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2013

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Loyola Students Warned Of Two Recent Armed Robberies Near Campus

Loyola University has issued an alert to students after a student was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon in an alley near its Rogers Park neighborhood campus.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2013


4 Arrested For Waukegan ATM Robberies

A rash of automated teller machine (ATM) armed robberies in Waukegan was brought to a halt over the weekend after police nabbed three young men and a juvenile following a traffic stop Saturday.


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Suspect Sought In Lincoln Park Hair Salon Robberies

The suspect entered the hair salons, placed a duffle bag on the counter, showed a handgun and announced a robbery, according to a community alert from Area Central detectives.


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Police Warn South Side Residents Of Armed Robberies

Police are looking for a group of males who robbed people at gunpoint last week in a series of incidents in the the Grand Boulevard and Washington Park neighborhoods.


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Police Warn Of Lawndale Armed Robberies

Police have issued an alert warning residents of the West Side Lawndale neighborhood of a man and woman who, working together, have robbed women at gunpoint of their purses.


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Police Warn Of Increase In Armed Robberies In Greater Grand Crossing

Police are alerting residents of the South Side Greater Grand Crossing area of an increase in armed robberies that have occurred there in the past month.


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Police Warn Of Armed Robberies In Ashburn Neighborhood

Police are warning residents of the Southwest Side Ashburn area of an increase in robbery related incidents, with what is believed to be the same offender, in the month of May.


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Police: Armed Robbers Targeting Lincoln Park Nail, Tanning Salons

Tanning and nail salons in the affluent Lincoln Park neighborhood have seen an increase in unusual robberies in recent days.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

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Armed Robberies Plague State Street On South Side

Police are sounding the alarm about a sharp rise in robberies along State Street on the city’s South Side.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

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Police Warn About Armed Robbers On Near West Side

Chicago police detectives are warning people on the Near West Side about two young men suspected in recent armed robberies.


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Police Warn Near North Side Residents Of Armed Robberies

Police are warning Near North Side residents of two recent armed robberies, both in busy and fashionable areas.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

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Rash Of Strong-Armed Robberies Reported In Canaryville, Fuller Park

Police are warning South Side residents of an increase in strong-armed robberies in the Canaryville and Fuller Park neighborhoods.



Men Robbing People Leaving South Side Currency Exchanges, ATMs

Police are warning South Side residents of a string of armed robberies targeting people who may have just obtained cash.


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Inmate Who Escaped, Hid In Port-A-Potty Dies In Custody

A man who made headlines in December for briefly escaping authorities has now died in federal custody.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

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Police Issue Warning After Armed Robberies In Albany Park

Police have issued a community alert for three robbery suspects who are armed and dangerous.


Jaclyn Madera, 28, is charged with six counts of armed robbery. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Brother, Sister Charged In Series Of Armed Robberies

A brother and sister from Lemont were ordered held on $2 milliion bond each Sunday, after they were charged with several armed robberies of women on the South and Southwest Sides, according to the Sun-Times.