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Police Seek Suspects In South Shore Robberies

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File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are searching for two men who are responsible for four armed robberies in the South Shore neighborhood over the past six weeks.

The robberies happened between May 27 and June 22, in the 7200 block of South Stony Island Avenue, the 6300 block of South South Shore Drive, the 7200 block of South Exchange Avenue, and the 1500 block of East 74th Place, police said.

The robbers displayed black handguns and demanded money from the victims, police said.

Both robbers are described as African-American males between the ages of 17 and 25. One weighs 170 to 200 pounds, stands 5 feet 8 to 6 feet 2 inches tall, and has a light complexion and dreadlocks. The other weights 140 to 170 pounds and stands 5 feet 6 inches to 6 feet tall, and has a dark complexion and short hair.

Neighbors are asked to alert each other about the crime, and avoid walking alone or in poorly-lit areas.

Anyone with information is asked to call Calumet Area police detectives at (312) 747-8273/8271, or e-mailing tips to area2tipline@chicagopolice.org.

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