Chicago police have issued an alert after 18 armed robberies believed committed by the same people were reported on the Southwest, West and North sides over the last five days.

Three to four robbers, described only as 15 to 17 years old. approached people on the street and demanded their belongings at gunpoint, police said.

The robberies occurred in the Deering, Ogden, Harrison and Town Hall police districts, with nine robberies reported in Brighton Park over an hour on Saturday.

The robberies occurred:

  • 2700 block of North Southport Avenue on March 23, at 8 a.m.
  • 4100 block of West Washington Avenue on March 24, at 12:47 a.m.
  • 2400 block of West Flournoy Avenue on March 25, at 5:50 a.m.
  • 4400 block of South Western Avenue on March 25, 5:55 a.m.
  • 2300 block of South Western Avenue on March 25, at 6:01 a.m.
  • 2800 block of West 47th Street on March 25, 6:10 a.m.
  • 4500 block of South Ashland Avenue on March 25, 6:26 a.m.
  • 4600 block of South…

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