Police warn of man robbing West Side restaurants and delivery drivers

March 25, 2014|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A man has been robbing West Side restaurants and food delivery services at gunpoint, according to a Chicago Police Department community alert released Tuesday.

According to the alert to businesses in the 12th police district, over the weekend a man reportedly used a "shotgun-type weapon" to rob restaurants and food deliverers in Garfield Park. The alert said a woman may have acted as a lookout while the hold-ups took place.

The first incident was reported around 9:30 p.m. in the 200 block of South Leavitt Street on March 22. The second reportedly took place around 8:15 p.m. in the 2300 block of West Madison Street on March 23.

The alert said the man was white, 27 to 30 years old, 5-foot-7 to 6 feet tall, and between 160 and 170 pounds. The woman was described as white, 30 to 35 years old, and 5-foot-2 with black hair.

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