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Armed Robbers Hit Convenience Stores In Back of the Yards, Police Say

By Kayla Martinez | July 17, 2017 1:49pm | Updated on July 21, 2017 11:12am
 In the incidents, convenience store clerks were robbed at gunpoint.
In the incidents, convenience store clerks were robbed at gunpoint.
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CHICAGO — Police issued a community alert after two convenience stores in Back of the Yards were robbed at gunpoint.

The incidents occurred:

• At 7 p.m. July 2 in the 5200 Block of South Ashland Avenue

• At 3:20 p.m. July 3 in the 5400 Block of South Ashland Avenue

The offenders are described as heavy-set black men age 19-30, between 5-foot-9 and 6-foot-4 and weighing 170-250 pounds.

Police are asking residents to be aware of their surroundings, remain calm if confronted by a robber, remember any unique characteristics and to never chase a fleeing robber.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the detectives at 312-747-8382.