Police warn of armed robberies in Washington Park neighborhood

Police are warning residents of the city's Washington Park neighborhood of reported armed robberies in the area.

In two incidents, police say an offender approached victims requesting cigarettes before displaying a handgun and demanding property. The offender then allegedly fled in a silver or grey vehicle.

Incidents were reported at the following locations:

7200-block of S. South Chicago Ave. on Dec. 21 around 4:30 p.m.
7400-block of S. State St. on Dec. 28 at around 6:20 a.m.

Police describe the offender as an African American man between 18-30 years old with a medium complexion and dreadlocks. The man is between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9 and weighs between 150-165 pounds.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact Chicago police at 312-747-8380.

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