Police: Teenager robbing victims at gunpoint on West Side

CHICAGO (STMW) - Chicago Police are warning West Side residents of a teenager who is robbing victims at gunpoint in the Humboldt Park and East Garfield Park neighborhoods.

The teenager walks up to the victim on the street, pulls out a handgun and steals property, according to the community alert from Area North detectives.

The robberies happened:

-about 7 p.m. on Jan. 9 in the 500 block of North Homan;

-about 4:25 p.m. on Jan. 21 in the 800 block of North St. Louis;

-and about 8:45 p.m. on Jan. 21 in the 3200 block of West Chicago.

The suspect is described as a black boy between 13 and 15 years old, 4-foot-7 to 5-foot-7, and 120 to 150 pounds, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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