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Two armed robberies reported on Near South Side

Police are warning South Loop and Bronzeville residents of recent armed robberies in the Near South Side neighborhoods.

In two reported incidents, at least one man has walked up to people on the street while showing a handgun and has taken cell phones, coats and credit cards, an alert from Area Central detectives said.

The first incident happened Monday about 12:15 a.m. in the 2100 block of South Wabash, and the second at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 2600 block of South State.

Police described one of the suspected robbers as a 20-year-old black man with a dark complexion, who stands between 5-foot-8 and 6-feet and weighs 160 pounds, police said. The other is believed to be a 140 to 150-pound black man with a medium complexion, who stands between 5-foot-9 and 6-feet, police said.

Anyone with information should call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.