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Woman robs 2 men by pretending to be relative of neighbors

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A woman has robbed two men in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side after telling them she is a relative of their neighbors to get inside their homes.

The woman persuaded two elderly men to let her into their homes with the ruse and then demanded their cash and belongings, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The first robbery happened about 11:30 p.m. June 12 in the 8300 block of South King Drive, according to police. The other occurred about 9:30 p.m. Aug. 2 in the 8200 block of South Prairie.

The robber was described as a 35- to 45-year-old black woman, between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-9, 150 to 170 pounds with a dark complexion, police said. She wore her hair wrapped in a scarf.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area South detectives at (312) 747-8273.