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Police warn of South Shore robberies

Sun-Times file

Police are cautioning residents of the South Shore neighborhood after two armed robberies were reported within hours of each other less than a block apart.

According to an alert from police, the robberies occurred about 3:20 a.m. on March 20 in the 6800 block of South East End and again six hours later in the 6800 block of South Ridgeland.

In each case, two or three men walked up to a victim and either displayed or implied they had a weapon, police said.

The men were described as black, between 25 and 30 years old, each standing between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-8 and weighing between 125 and 160 pounds, police said.

Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to call police at (312) 747-8380.