Police warn of robberies on Near North Side

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Police are warning residents of two recent robberies on the Near North Side neighborhood.

In both robberies, the victims were approached by a man on the street who demanded their personal property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

One robbery happened about 3 a.m. May 21 in the 700 block of North Orleans, while the other happened around 2 a.m. May 23 in the 200 block of West Institute, police said.

The suspect is described as a black man between 17-23 years old, average height and weight and wearing all dark clothing, police said.

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

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