Police warn of armed robberies in Auburn Gresham

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Chicago Police are warning residents of armed robberies in Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the Far South Side.

One to two males walked up to victims, pulled out or implied they had a handgun and demanded their property, according to a community alert from police. The majority of the victims have been working on the properties where the robberies occurred.

The incidents happened:

  • at 2:20 p.m. Sept. 20 in the 7800 block of South Marshfield;
  • at 9:55 a.m. Sept. 21 in the 7800 block of South Paulina;
  • at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 22 in the 7700 block of South Marshfield;
  • and at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 25 in the 7600 block of South Ashland.

The suspects were described as one to two black males, 15-20 years of age, standing 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-10 and weighing 130-180 pounds, police said. They had short hair and light to dark complexion.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area South detectives at (312) 747-8273.

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