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Police warn of South Side robberies

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Police are warning about robberies that have occurred on the South Side throughout February.

In the incidents, offenders have approached victims and announced robberies while displaying a chrome steel handgun, according to a community alert from Grand Crossing District police. The crimes have occurred between the 6100 and 6400 blocks of South Calumet and South Cottage Grove avenues.

One offender is described as a 5-foot-10, 175-pound man in his mid-30's with a dark complexion, according to the alert. The others, of which there are an unknown number, are described as black males between 15 and 19 years old who are between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11.

Residents are encouraged to report suspicious activity, remember unique physical characteristics of suspects and to avoid displaying expensive items.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

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