Robber knocks victims off bikes on South Side

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Chicago police are warning South Side residents of recent robberies that fit a pattern in the Brainerd and Gresham neighborhoods.

In each of the incidents, a man described as 24 years old approached a person riding a bicycle and knocked them to the street, police said. He’d then steal their property.

The robberies happened about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 8700 block of South Vincennes Avenue and about 11:15 p.m. Sept. 19 in the 9000 block of South Racine Avenue, according to police.

Anyone with information about the robberies was asked to call detectives at (312) 747-8273.

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