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Police warn of delivery, home robberies on Near West Side

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Police are warning residents and businesses about two recent pairs of robberies on the Near West Side.

Police are seeking multiple suspects in a pair of residential robberies in which the robbers knocked on the victims' doors, displayed handguns and demanded money, according to a community alert issued by Area Central detectives.

The first such robbery occurred Dec. 22 about 9:45 p.m. in the 100 block of North Hoyne Avenue, followed by another Dec. 26 in the 1900 block of West Maypole Avenue about 6:05 p.m., police said.

Police said suspect descriptions varied, but the robbers were generally described as one to four black men, about 25 years old, standing around 5-foot-8 and weighing approximately 170 pounds. They wore black ski masks during the robberies.

Police also issued a warning about a pair of robberies affecting restaurant delivery drivers in the 2900 block of West Walnut Street. A single suspect has displayed a handgun and demanded money and food from the drivers, police said.

The first robbery took place on Dec. 22 about 6:45 p.m., and the second occurred about 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27, police said.

The suspect in the delivery driver robberies is described as a black man between 20 and 25 years old, 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-8 and 125 to 150 pounds, police said.

Anybody with information about any of these incidents is asked to call detectives at (312) 747-8380.

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