Chicago police have issued an alert to warn people of several armed robberies on the North Side.
Both robberies happened on Aug. 21 several minutes apart
from each other.
Three people robbed the victims at gun
point and made off with cell phones, purses wallets and money.
In one of the instances, the victims were ordered to kneel on the
ground. One of the people sustained a bruise after being struck by the gunman
who wore a clown mask to conceal his identity.
robbery happened on the 700 block of West Melrose Street at 2:15 a.m. followed
by a second robbery on the 3100 block of North Clifton Avenue at 2:46 a.m.
The three males are black, in their 20s between 5-feet-8
inches and 6-feet-1 inches tall. All wore hooded sweatshirts. One of the men was
wearing a clown mask while one of the other males may have been wearing a ski
mask or scarf to conceal his identity,