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Strong-armed robberies reported in Calumet Heights: police

In each incident victims were robbed of their cellphone as they approached restaurants to pick up food.

Two CPD officers were shot Oct. 20, 2021, in suburban Lyons.
Two strong-armed robberies were reported in March in Calumet Heights.
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Chicago police are warning of two strong-armed robberies reported recently in Calumet Heights on the South Side.

In each incident victims were robbed of their cellphone as they approached restaurants to pick up food, Chicago police said in a community alert.

The robberies happened about 5 p.m. March 25 in the 8700 block of South Stony Island Avenue, and about 9 p.m. March 26 in the 8500 block of South Stony Island Avenue, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Two detectives at 312-747-8273.