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Men Robbing Ice Cream Trucks at Gunpoint on West Side, Police Say

By Bettina Chang | August 21, 2015 7:55pm | Updated on August 24, 2015 10:00am
 Police warn of robbers targeting ice cream trucks in West Humboldt Park.
Police warn of robbers targeting ice cream trucks in West Humboldt Park.
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CHICAGO — Police are warning community members after men robbed two ice cream trucks last weekend in West Humboldt Park.

In the most recent incident, on Aug. 16 at about 9:56 p.m., two men with a black handgun robbed an ice cream truck and took an "undetermined" amount of cash in the 4400 block of West Thomas Street, police said in a statement Friday. The first robber was a black man in his 30s and the second was a younger black man with dreadlocks.

On Aug. 15 at about 3:23 p.m., a black man in his late 50s robbed another ice cream truck on the 4200 block of West Thomas Street, police said. He was described as 5'10", 160 lbs., with a dark complexion and black handgun. The robber also to an "undetermined" amount of cash.

Police ask anyone with information to call 312-744-8263.

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