Police Warn of Lawndale Armed Robberies

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Police are searching for a man and woman working together who have robbed women of their purses at gunpoint.

    In each attack the man approached the victims on the sidewalk, displayed a black handgun and took the victims’ purses with force. He then fled in a red-colored vehicle, possibly a Ford Focus, driven by a woman the alert said.

    The robberies took place at the following locations and times:

    • 1200 block of Kostner Avenue on June 23 at 10:30 a.m.
    • 3500 block of West Ogden on June 26 at 5:40 p.m.
    • 1900 block of South Ridgeway Avenue on July 12 at 6:00 p.m.

    The man is described as black, 25 to 32-years old, between 4-foot-9-inches and 5-foot-10-inches, and weighs 110 to 180 pounds.

    The woman is described as black and between 20 to 30-years old.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.