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Police: Group of teens beating people during Austin robberies

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Police are warning residents about three recent robberies, two of which happened on the same block, in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

In each incident, a group of three to eight teenagers walked up to a victim, beat him, then forcibly stole the victim’s property, according to Chicago Police.

One robbery happened about 9:15 p.m. April 21 in the 200 block of South Lavergne, police said. Two more robberies happened in the 100 block of South Lavergne, one about 6:10 p.m. April 22 and the other about 9:25 p.m. May 3.

The suspects are described as three to eight black boys, between 14 and 17 years old, police said.

Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.