4 armed robberies in under an hour in West Ridge neighborhood

Chicago police are investigating four robberies that occurred in under an hour in the West Ridge neighborhood on Tuesday night.

All of the holdups occurred within a short distance of each other. In each case, a single man exited a truck or SUV to rob a victim at gunpoint on the street. That’s different from the technique used in hundreds of robbery sprees across Chicago in recent months. Those usually involve two, three, or four gunmen jumping out of vehicles to commit robberies.

Last night’s first holdup occurred in the 6200 block of North Talman around 11:23 p.m. The victim reported that the robber pulled up in a small SUV and took about $20 in cash.

Another man was robbed around 11:49 p.m. in the 6300 block of North Rockwell. He reported that a man wearing a blue t-shirt arrived in a blue vehicle and robbed him of cash.

A short time later, a robber pointed a gun at a man and demanded his money in the 6300 block of North California, but he didn’t have any money, and the offender left empty-handed, according to a CPD report.

Finally, a man driving a dark SUV robbed another man at gunpoint in the 6300 block of North California around midnight.

CPD the robber as a Black man in his 20swith with dreads wearing a black shirt and brown pants.

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