In each incident, an armed robber approaches victims on the sidewalk and demands their property at gunpoint, according to a CPD community alert. After stealing their property, the gunman gets into a nearby waiting vehicle.
Police said five armed robberies were reported in the early morning hours Monday:
- Around midnight in the 700 block of West Buena Avenue,
- Around 1:19 a.m. in the 1000 block of West Diversey Parkway
- Around 2:10 a.m. in the 3400 block of North Clark Street
- Around 2:50 a.m. in the 2900 block of North Broadway
- Around 2:54 a.m. in the 3200 block of North Broadway
Anyone with information is asked to call Area Three detectives at (312) 744-8263.