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2 armed robberies occurred 20 minutes apart in Waukegan

The Waukegan Police Department is investigating two armed robberies that occurred 20 minutes apart Thursday night in Waukegan.

The first armed robbery occurred at 9:25 p.m. when an adult male victim reported to police that he was walking in the 900 block of Judge Place when he was approached by two male suspects. Police said that one of the suspects displayed a handgun and the pair demanded the victim’s property.

The first suspect is described as a male black, in his late 20s, thin build, and approximately 6 feet in height. The second suspect is described as a male Hispanic, in his early 30s, athletic build, and approximately 5 feet, 5 inches in height.

The first suspect was armed with a handgun. Authorities said that property and money were taken during the robbery. Both suspects were last seen fleeing the area on foot.

The second armed robbery occurred at 9:45 p.m. when an adult male victim reported to police that he was walking in the 100 block of South Butrick Street when he was approached by two male suspects. Police said one of the suspects displayed a handgun and the pair demanded property.

The first suspect is described as a male Hispanic, in his 20’s, and approximately 5 feet, 9 inches in height. The second suspect is described as a male, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches in height.

The first suspect was armed with a handgun. Property and money were taken during the robbery. Both suspects were last seen fleeing the area on foot.

“The Waukegan Police Department recognizes the similarities in the incidents, but is currently treating these cases as separate investigations. The amount of money and type of property will not be released,” Waukegan police said in a statement.

Anyone with information about either one of these robberies is asked to call the Waukegan Police Department’s “Tip-Line” at 847-360-9001.


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