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.


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.