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Police warn of armed robberies in Chinatown

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Police are warning residents of two recent armed robberies in the Chinatown neighborhood on the South Side.

In both incidents, at least one person approached a victim from behind and demanded property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The most recent robbery happened at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 29 in the 400 block of West 24th Place, while the other happened at 10 p.m. Feb. 21 in the 300 block of West Cermak Road, police said.

The robbers are described as black males 20-25, standing 5-feet-8 to 6-feet-1 and weighing about 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair, police said.

Anyone with information should call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8382.