This week in crime news, detectives warn of armed robberies and a shooting on the south border of the neighborhood injured two.
Police Advise Businesses Be Wary of Armed Robberies
The Area North Bureau of Detectives Sunday released a community alert warning residents and business owners to be aware of recent armed robberies at a small restaurant and convenience store.
Detectives say the man believed to be involved in both robberies enters the restaurant or convenience store, announces a robbery and brandishes a knife or implies he has a gun.
The first armed robbery happened Oct. 27 on the 3100 block of West Armitage Avenue at 7:52 p.m. The second happened on the 3200 block of Diversey Avenue Oct. 28 at 11:05 p.m.
According to the community alert, detectives describe the offender as a male, white, or white-Hispanic, between 5 feet and 5-foot-5-inches tall, between 130 and 150 pounds, with blue eyes and wearing a beige or gray “cow spots” jacket, gray hoodie, gray sweatpants and a black ski mask covering his head.
Detectives advise anyone with information to call 312-744-8263.
Two Men Injured in Shooting
Two men were left injured after a shooting Nov. 5 at 2:10 a.m. in the 1800 block of North Richmond Street.
The men, ages 30 and 44, were standing in an alley near Richmond Street when an offender or offenders approached the men and opened fire, according to Chicago Police news affairs.
The 44-year-old, who police describe as a documented gang member, was shot in the hand and taken to Norwegian American Hospital in good condition, and the 30-year-old man, who was shot in the buttocks, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center also in good condition.
According to news affairs, there is no one in custody, and case remains under investigation by Area North detectives.
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