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Cops: Groups of teens robbing people on West Side

Chicago Police are warning West Side residents after a series of armed robberies carried out by groups of teenagers earlier this month in East Garfield Park and Humboldt Park.

Teens have walked up to people and shown a handgun while demanding bicycles, wallets and other items, according to a community alert issued Sunday night.

The robberies happened:

— Aug. 3, about 8 p.m. in the 3700 block of West Lexington;

— Aug 3, about 11:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Homan; and

— Aug. 4, about 7:45 p.m. in the 3600 block of West Thomas.

Groups of between two and five teenage boys committed the robberies, which police think are related.

Anyone with information should call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.