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On Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at approximately 2:10 a.m. UIC Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at 719 W. Taylor Street. The victims (no UIC affiliation) were walking on the sidewalk when a grey Hyundai sedan with five passengers stopped near them. Four of the passenger/offenders exited the vehicle and each displayed black handguns demanding property from the victims. The offenders are described as males wearing dark clothing and face masks. The offenders entered their vehicle and fled eastbound. There were no injuries reported in this incident.
Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311.
Approximate crime location mapped: goo.gl/maps/hSbhpFSVeVZxP4nV7
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