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RESIDENT FENDS OFF ARMED ROBBERY ATTEMPT

An East Delavan Avenue resident averted a gunpoint robbery Saturday afternoon in his home when he took a swipe at the gun that was being held against his head, causing the two robbers to flee his house, police said.

Northeast District police said the incident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. when two men entered an apartment at 232 E. Delavan with three women and one man inside.

Police said one of the robbers pointed a .22-caliber handgun and said, "Give us the money or someone is going to get popped." His partner entered the bedroom and smashed the telephone.

According to police reports, no money or property was taken.

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