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Police warn of robberies on South Side

SHARE Police warn of robberies on South Side
SHARE Police warn of robberies on South Side

Police are warning Kenwood, Hyde Park and Bronzeville residents of a string of recent robberies in the South Side neighborhoods.

The robbers approached the victims while they were in parked vehicles, took out a weapon and demanded their property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police. In two of the robberies, the victims were approached while in the hallway of their home or apartment building.

The robbers then drove off in a dark SUV, a white four-door sedan or a brown or black Kia Sportage, police said.

The robberies happened:

  • about 3:45 a.m. Oct. 7 in the 1300 block of East 47th Street;
  • about 8:25 p.m. Oct. 8 in the 5000 block of South Cornell;
  • about 11 p.m. Oct. 13 in the 5500 block of South Everett Avenue;
  • about 11:45 p.m. Oct. 14 in the 5100 block of South Dorchester;
  • about 3 p.m. Oct. 16 in the 4700 block of South Cottage Grove;
  • about 11:15 p.m. Oct. 25 in the 1400 block of East 55th Street; and
  • about 12:30 a.m. Oct. 29 in the 5000 block of South Champlain Avenue.

The suspects were described as black men between 18 and 35 years old, police said. There between 5-foot-8 and 6-foot-2 and weighted between 150 and 180 pounds. They wore black-and-white masks with skeleton ski masks or a black mask with white skull bones.

Anyone with information should contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

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