Crime Briefs: Women robbed in West Humboldt Park, East Garfield Park

Police[dropcap]T[/dropcap]wo women were robbed in the West Humboldt Park and East Garfield Park neighborhoods this month.

In an alert, police said robberies were reported in the 3100 block of West Walton Street last Monday around noon and in the 2300 block of West Madison Avenue last Tuesday around 9 p.m. In both incidents, the offenders approached a woman, struck her and then fled the area with her property.

Police describe the robbers as three black men between the ages of 16 and 20- -years old, and weighing between 160 and 170 pounds.

Authorities are advising residents to be aware of their surroundings, report suspicious activity immediately and to remain calm if confronted by an assailant. Anyone with information regarding these robberies should contact Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8382.

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