Knife-wielding robber strikes twice this week in Irving Park, Albany Park

Approximate locations of the two robbery attempts. | Multiplottr

A knife-wielding man tried to rob two people this week in the Irving Park and Albany Park neighborhoods. The offender stabbed one victim in the arm, police said.

In a community alert issued Saturday night, Area North detectives said the attacker approached his victims on the street, displayed a knife, and demanded valuables.

He pushed one victim to the ground in the 3600 block of West Wilson at 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 9. Then, he stabbed a man in the arm during the second robbery on the 2800 block of West Montrose at 5:45 a.m. on Oct 11.

Police said the robber is male, white, 30 to 36 years old, 5’10” to 6-feet tall, and 180 to 240 pounds. He fled westbound on Montrose after the Oct. 11th attack, according to the victim.

Anyone with information about the attacks or the offender can call Area North detectives at 312-744-8263. Refer to pattern P19-3-264.

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