Police Warn of Uptick in South Side Robberies

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Sunday, Mar 25, 2012  |  Updated 3:20 PM CDT
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Police Warn of Uptick in South Side Robberies

File image: Police are investigating an increasing number of robberies in some South Side neighborhoods.

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Police warned Sunday of an uptick in the number of robberies taking place in the South Side’s Grand Crossing police district, which includes portions of the Woodlawn, South Shore, Park Manor and Hamilton Park neighborhoods.

Police said they are looking for two men who are connected to a string of robberies that have contributed to the increase in robbery-related incidents in February and March.

The two men approach their victims and physically threaten them, police said.

Police describe the men as 18 to 23 years old, 5-foot-9 to 6-foot-2, 150 pounds to 180 pounds and black with medium to dark complexions, police said. The robbers also have dreadlocks or “braided hairstyles,” police said.

Police said the robberies have taken place in the:

  • 700 block of East 71st Street on Feb. 24 at about 12:08 p.m.
  • 6900 block of South Eberhart Avenue on Feb. 26 at about 9:10 p.m.
  • 7000 block of South Wabash Avenue on March 9 at about 10:30 p.m.
  • 6800 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on March 10 at about 4 p.m.

Anyone with information on the robberies can contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8382.

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