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Police investigate series of robberies of SW Side businesses

Chicago Lawn (8th) District Police is alerting businesses of a series of robberies that have taken place in November and December on the city’s Southwest Side.

In these incidents, the offenders have entered businesses, and one displays a weapon and demands cash while the other keeps watch, police said.

Police report one incident took place at about 6:50 p.m. Nov. 30 on the 3200 block of West Columbus Avenue.

Another incident, police report, took place at about 2:20 p.m. Dec. 6 in the 2700 block of West 55th Street.

Another incident reportedly took place at about 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 on the 2900 block of West 63rd Street.

Police report that another incident took place at about 8:05 p.m. Monday on the 3800 block of West 55th Street

The offender descriptions vary but one of the suspects is described as being a male black, 30 to 40 years old, 5’9 to 6’0, 180 to 230 pounds.

The other offender is described as being a female black, 24 to 50 years old, 5’5 to 5’8, 120 to 160 pounds.

Business owners and residents are reminded by police to be aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious activity immediately.

Anyone with information about these incidents can call 911 or the Area Central Bureau of Detectives, (312) 747-8382.

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