Austin armed robbery: 5 city employees robbed at gunpoint on Lavergne Avenue


Five employees with city’s transportation department were robbed at gunpoint Wednesday morning while they were setting up a construction zone in Austin on the West Side.

Two gunmen approached the workers in an alley about 8:15 a.m. in the 600 block of North Lavergne Avenue and demanded their personal property, according to Chicago police.

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The suspects ran east on Huron after the robbery, police said.

No one was injured, and no arrests have been made.

The employees worked for the Chicago Department of Transportation, a law enforcement source said.

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