ALBANY PARK — Four similar robberies in a one-mile area were reported to police earlier this month.
In each robbery “the offenders struck the victims with fists and took property,” Chicago Police officials said in an alert Sunday night.
The robberies happened in the:
-3600 block of West Ainslie Street at 11:26 p.m. July 1
-3500 block of West Lawrence Avenue at 12:45 a.m. July 5
-4800 block of North Hamlin Avenue at 1:20 a.m. July 8
-3400 block of West Lawrence Avenue at 2:20 a.m. July 8
Police could not say whether the men fled on foot or by vehicle, or what type of property was taken in the robberies. The alert comes directly from the detectives, police spokesperson Hector Alfaro said.