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Teens rob delivery drivers on Far South Side: cops

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Delivery drivers have been the latest victims in a string of robberies concentrated in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood on the Far South Side.

The five reported robberies happened within blocks of each other in November, Chicago police said.

In the robberies, someone calls for delivery food and one-to-three males rob the driver of their phone and money—and sometimes batter them, according to police.

Three robberies happened in the evening hours of Nov. 29, 23 and 18 in the 13300 block of South Corliss Avenue, police said.

Two other robberies occurred about 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the 700 block of East 132nd Street and about 9:55 p.m. Nov. 7 in the 13200 block of South Corliss Avenue, police said.

The robbers were between 14 and 18 years old. Anyone with information was asked to call detectives at (312) 747-8273.