Police Issue ATM Robbery Alert on South Side

Police urge caution in Grand Crossing neighborhood

By Andy Roesgen
|  Monday, Mar 19, 2012  |  Updated 7:16 AM CDT
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Police warn residents in the Grand Crossing neighborhood of recent robberies at drive-through ATMs.

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Chicago Police issued a warning Sunday about recent armed robberies at ATMs in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the city's South Side.
 
Police said robbers displayed a weapon in two incidents and demanded money from people parked at drive-through ATMs.
 
The most recent robberies occurred at 6:17 a.m. March 6 in the 6600 block of South Stony
Island Avenue and 8:40 p.m. March 14 in the 7100 block of South Stony Island Avenue.

Descriptions of the robbers vary, but police said they generally are described as two black men, one 5-foot-7 with brown eyes and short black hair, the other 6-foot weighing about 165 pounds.

Police warn people in the area to be aware of their surroundings and remain calm if they're approached by a robber.
 
Anyone with information about the robberies is urged to call Chicago Police at 312-747-8382.

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