Chicago police detectives are warning residents of the Grand Crossing police district of strong-arm robberies in the area in recent weeks.
One man, sometimes with another, has committed at least four robberies since Feb. 24 in the Chatham and Park Manor neighborhoods, according to an alert issued by Area Central detectives this morning.
People have been approached by one or two men and and had their belongings taken through force or threat of force, police said.
The robberies have taken place in the afternoon or evening. Police mentioned four of them in their alert:
•In the 700 block of East 71 st Street on Feb. 24, 2012 about 12:08 p.m. in the Park Manor neighborhood
•In the 6900 block of South Eberhart Avenue on Feb. 26, about 9:10 p.m. in the Chatham neighborhood
•In the 7000 block of South Wabash Avenue on March 9, about 10:30 p.m. in the Park Manor neighborhood
•In the 6800 block of South King Drive on March 10, about 4 p.m. in the Park Manor neighborhood
The robbers are described as black men between the ages of 18 and 23, standing between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet 2 inches, and weighing between 150 and 180 pounds, with medium to dark complexions. Both are said to have either dreadlocks or braided hair.
Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call 911 or call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8382.
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