Police warn of armed robberies in Austin

Police are warning residents in Chicago's Austin neighborhood of four victims robbed at gunpoint in the last month.

In each incident, police said one or two men with a dark-colored handgun demanded property from victims.

One victim was robbed in the 700-block of North Central Avenue just after 10 p.m. on Jan. 31, another was robbed in the 600-block of North Mayfield Avenue around 7:10 p.m. on Feb. 10, a third victim was robbed in the 5500-block of West Huron Street just before 4 p.m. on Feb. 14 and another was robbed in the 5700-block of West Ohio Street around 11:45 p.m. Sunday.

Police described the suspects as African American men in their late teen or early twenties with medium-dark complexions. One man was between 5 ft. 9in. and 6 ft. tall and the other was between 5 ft. 5 in. and 5 ft. 10 in. tall.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents should contact Area North detectives at (312)747-8263.
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