Armed robberies reported in Wicker Park, North Center

- Police are warning residents about a series of armed robberies this month at the constructions sites of new homes in the Wicker Park and North Center neighborhoods.

The robberies were reported at 9:25 a.m. Oct. 7 and 4 p.m. Oct. 18 in the 1400 block of North Oakley as well as 10 a.m. Oct. 7 in the 3900 block of North Claremont, according to a community alert from Chicago Police. All of the robberies occurred at the sites of new homes being built.

The suspect was described as a 26 to 30-year-old man between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-8, weighing 150 to 170 pounds, with a stocky build, according to police. He was wearing blue jeans and a dark blue jacket or hooded sweatshirt labeled “CHICAGO.”

A second suspect was also seen running away after one of the robberies, but there was no description available for that person, police said.

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

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