Armed robberies in Chicago Lawn prompt community alert

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CHICAGO (STMW) - Two armed robberies in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side have prompted a community alert from police.

The suspect approaches victims with a handgun and demands or takes their property, the alert said.

The first robbery occurred at 8:10 a.m. Oct. 9 in the 6900 block of South Campbell Avenue. The second happened earlier this week. around 3:30 a.m. Oct. 26 only a few blocks away in the 6900 block of South Western Ave.

The suspect is described as a black man with dreadlocks between 18 and 40 years old,  standing between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-10, and weighing between 160 and 170 pounds.

Anyone with information should call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8382.