Police warn of armed robberies in Lincoln Park

- Police are warning residents of a recent string of armed robberies in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on the North Side.

In five incidents, the robbers walked up to a victim on the street, showed a handgun and stole their property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The robberies happened:

  • about 5 p.m. July 24 in the 1200 block of West Belden;
  • about 7 a.m. July 27 in the 1700 block of North Cleveland;
  • about 10:30 p.m. July 28 in the 1600 block of North Burling;
  • about 5 a.m. July 30 in the 1900 block of North Clybourn; and
  • about 12 a.m. July 30 in the 2000 block of North Dayton.

The two suspects are described as a 20-to-23-year-old black men, between 140 and 150 pounds, standing between 5-feet-8 and 5-feet-10, police said. One man has a short hairstyle and a medium complexion, while the other has a medium hairstyle and a dark brown complexion.

Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8382.

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