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Police warn of robberies near Metra Electric stops

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Police today warned the community about a series of armed robberies of people leaving Metra Electric line trains near the Pullman or Kensington stations.

In the three recent robberies, the victim left either the Pullman (111th St.) or Kensington (115th St.) station and was followed by a group of armed robbers who demanded and took property, police said in a community alert.

The robberies took place Feb. 6 at 7:45 p.m. in the 11400 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. in the 400 block of East 111th Street and Feb 15 at 7:50 p.m. in the 500 block of East 114th Place, police said.

Descriptions of the robbers varied, but in general depicted groups of two to five young men, 17-22 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10 and 150-170 pounds, police said. The weapon displayed was described as a black handgun, and in one attack one robber was described as wearing a navy/cream jacket and a black ski mask.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area South detectives at 312-747-8273.

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