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Police warn of armed robberies in Marquette Park

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Police are warning residents of two recent armed robberies in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

In both incidents, the suspect walked up to someone in an alley, pulled out a gun and demanded property from the victim, according to Chicago Police.

The most recent robbery happened about 10:35 p.m. March 13 in the 7000 block of South Maplewood Avenue, while the other incident occurred about 9 a.m. March 3 in the 2400 block of West 71st Street, police said.

The suspects are described as two black men, between 18 and 25 years old, standing between 5-feet-7 and 6-feet, weighing between 130 and 155 pounds, police said.

Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8382.