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CRIME:  Police Seeking Information on String of Armed Robberies of Small Businesses

Businesses in Area One (002nd, 007th, 008th, 009th and 021st Districts) should be aware of several armed robberies incidents involving small retail stores that have occurred from June 19 to August 24, 2010 in the vicinity of:  3500 South – 7300 South from Harlem Avenue to Lake Park Avenue.

The male black offender armed with a blue steel semi-automatic handgun or revolver enters the retail business. The offender announces a robbery and takes the money from the cash register drawer.  The offender is thought to be of medium complexion, between the ages of 20 - 30 years old,  5’10 – 6’02 tall and weighing between150lbs - 170lbs.  He has black hair in braids and tends to wear dark clothing. 

If you have any information about this incident, please call the Area 1 Detective Division at (312) 747-8382.