Police warn of strong-arm robberies in Lake View, Uptown

CHICAGO (STMW) - Police are cautioning North Side residents after a series of strong-arm robberies last month in Lake View and Uptown.

Two men have walked up to people from behind and, in one instance, engaged victims in conversation before using force to take their belongings, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The robberies happened about:

— 2:15 a.m. Aug. 29 in the 2800 block of North Clark;

— 2:30 a.m. Aug. 29 in the 400 block of West Wellington; and

— 2:15 a.m. Aug. 31 in the 4700 block of North Clark.

Police said the robberies were carried out by two medium-build men, one black and the other white.

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