If you live in the Near West Side neighborhoods of Chicago, the police have a message for you.
A string of armed robberies has lead the police to issue a community alert.
The robberies occurred at:
- about 1:50 a.m. Aug. 22 in the 1000 block of West Vernon Park Place;
- about 2 a.m. Aug. 22 in the 800 block of West Jackson Boulevard;
- about 7:15 a.m. Aug. 22 in the 2000 block of West Huron Street;
- about 5:15 a.m. Aug. 23 in the 900 block of North Wolcott Avenue; and
- about 5:25 a.m. Aug. 23 in the 2000 block of West Ohio Street.
The offenders were described by police being as three to five black men ages 17-28, standing 5-foot-9 to 6-foot-1, weighing 140-160 pounds, with black hair according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8382 if you have any information regarding the robberies.