CHICAGO (CBS) – Police issued two separate community alerts on Wednesday evening about theft patterns in Hyde Park in recent days.
One pattern involved two robberies that occurred within 45 minutes last Saturday, in which armed robbers emerged from an alley, presented several black handguns and demanded ownership of the victims. The thieves then drove off in a black sedan.
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One of those robberies took place at 11 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of East 54th Place, the other at 11:36 p.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of East 54th Street.
Police said there were four thieves – all male and all wearing face masks. One of them is described as 5ft 8 or 5ft 9in tall.
Another pattern involves two robberies on Sunday and Monday, in which the robbers implied they had a gun and demanded ownership from the victims. In these robberies, the suspects fled in a white sedan.
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One of those robberies took place at 7:13 p.m. Sunday in the 5400 block of South Lake Park Avenue, the other at 10:38 p.m. Monday in the 1600 block of East 55th Street.
The suspects are described as males between the ages of 15 and 16, 5ft or even 5ft 8in tall.
Police have not indicated whether these two theft patterns are related.
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Anyone with information is asked to call Area One detectives at (312) 747-8380.