CHICAGO (CBS) – Police issued an alert to residents Saturday of armed robberies in the Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods.

In each incident, individuals armed with semi-automatic firearms approach unsuspecting victims on the sidewalk and street and demand victims’ property. After taking their property, the offenders would flee the scene in a waiting vehicle driven by a co-offender.

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In several incidents, the victims’ vehicle was taken. Incident locations and times:

  • 800 block of West Wolfram Street on Nov. 17, 2021, at 9:20 pm
  • 3900 block of North Janssen Avenue on November 2021 at 10:05 pm
  • 2300 block of North Lincoln Avenue on Nov. 27, 2021, at 5:35 pm
  • 1800 block of West Wellington Avenue on Nov. 28, 2021, at 1:00 am
  • 1000 block of West Barry Avenue on Dec. 1, 2021, at 8:15 p.m.
  • 1600 block of West Cornelia Avenue on Dec. 1, 2021, at 8:53 p.m.
  • 1400 block of West Cornelia Avenue on Dec. 1, 2021, at 8:55 p.m.
  • 2200 block of North Fremont Street on Dec. 3, 2021, at 9:30 p.m.
  • 800 block of West Newport Avenue on Dec. 4, 2021, at 10:40 a.m.
  • 2200 block of North Lincoln Avenue on Dec. 6, 2021, at 8:50 p.m.
  • 2300 block of North Clark Street on Dec. 6, 2021, at 9:47 p.m.
  • 1000 block of West Addison Street on Dec. 7, 2021, at 9:00 p.m.
  • 1000 block of West Addison Street on Dec. 7, 2021, at 9:07 p.m.
  • 800 block of West Barry Avenue on Dec. 10, 2021, at 11:45 p.m.
  • 600 block of West Melrose Street on Dec. 10, 2021, at 1150 p.m.
  • 1700 block of West Wrightwood Avenue on Dec. 11, at 12:10 a.m.
  • 2100 block of North Fremont Street on Dec. 14, 2021, at 10:00 pm
  • 1000 block of West George Street on Dec. 14, 2021, at 10:15 pm
  • 1200 block of West Montana Street on Dec. 14, 2021, at 10:30 pm
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The offenders are described as multiple (2-5) African American men, 13-25 years of age, dark hooded sweatshirts, wearing ski masks.

Police remind residents and businesses to be always aware of their surroundings, stay in well-lit areas when out at night or in the early morning hours alone, and pay special attention to suspicious individuals loitering in the area.

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Anyone with information can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff