Police warn of armed robberies in Gresham

- Police are warning residents about a recent string of robberies, sometimes armed, in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.

In five incidents, at least one suspect either showed a firearm or used force to steal victims’ property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The robberies happened:

  • about 4:50 p.m. May 16 in the 1600 block of West 83rd Street;
  • at 10:23 p.m. June 5 in the 1700 block of West 86th Street;
  • about 8:30 p.m. June 21 in the 8100 block of South Bishop; and
  • about 11:45 a.m. June 22 and again about 3:30 p.m. June 24 in the 8300 block of South Ashland.

At least one suspect is described as a black male, thought to be between 14 and 27 years old, weighing between 130 and 200 pounds and standing between 5-foot-4 and 6-feet, police said.

Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to contact Area South detectives at (312) 747-8273.

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