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Men Held Up Couples At Gunpoint During 2 Robberies In The West Loop

The robberies occurred less than an hour apart Tuesday night in the West Loop.

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WEST LOOP  — Two pairs of people were robbed in less than an hour Tuesday night in the West Loop.

At 9:23 p.m., a 39-year-old woman and 36-year-old man were walking in the first block of North Green Street when two men with guns came up to them, police said. The robbers demanded the victims’ belongings and then took off in a white car, police said.

At 10:05 p.m., a 37-year-old man and a woman were outside in the 600 block of North Ogden Avenue when two men with guns came up to them and held them up at gunpoint, police said. They left in a gray Dodge Charger.

Police would not say if the two robberies were related.

No one was injured. No one was in custody, police said.

The neighborhood has been hit by high-profile crimes in recent weeks. On Oct. 10, a woman was robbed under a viaduct near Fulton Market while walking home, according to NBC 5. And at least two women were almost abducted in separate incidents near Mary Bartelme Park.

Residents will be able to share their safety concerns with 12th District police at a community conversation 6 p.m. Thursday at Whitney Young Magnet High School, 211 S. Laflin St.

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