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Strong-arm robberies reported in Chinatown

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Police are warning residents about a pair of strong-arm robberies reported in the Chinatown neighborhood this month.

In both incidents, someone has approached a lone victim on the street and demanded or forcibly stole their property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

Both robberies occurred in the 100 block of West Cermak, police said. The first happened about 6 p.m. May 2, while the other occurred about 4 p.m. May 15.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot black male between 14 and 20 years old, police said. He wore all dark clothing and may have worn his hair in dreadlocks.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8382.