Police Warn of Armed Robberies on Southwest Side

One robbery occurred on the 7900 block of South Kedzie and the other on the 3100 block of 80th Street

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    Police put out an alert for Chicago Lawn on Saturday after two armed robberies earlier this week.

    The most recent robbery occurred on Thursday around 10:30 p.m. on the 7900 block of South Kedzie Avenue, according to the alert. The other incident happened on Tuesday at 5 p.m. on the 3100 block of 80th Street, the alert stated.

    Police describe the offender as a black man, between 17 and 23, 5-foot-9-inches to 6-foot-2, 150-160 pounds, with dreadlocks.

    Police urge residents to always be aware of their surroundings, immediately report suspicious activity, and never to pursue a fleeing assailant but instead provide any information to police.

    Anyone who may have information on these robberies is asked to call Area Central detectives, at (312) 747-8382.