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CHICAGO (STMW) – Police are warning South Side residents of a string of armed robberies targeting people who may have just obtained cash.

The men have robbed at least three people as they leave Currency Exchanges or ATMs, according to a community alert from Wentworth Area detectives.

A 47-year-old man was robbed about 4:45 p.m. Jan. 3 in the 500 block of East 47th Street, a 34-year-old man was robbed about 1:20 p.m. Feb. 5 in the 4600 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue and a 20-year-old man was robbed about 3:30 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Vincennes Avenue, police said.

The suspects are described as two or three black en between 17 and 25 years old, according to the alert. They range in height from 5-feet-6 to 6-feet-2 and may have dreadlocks.

Police suggest residents be aware of their surroundings, remain in well lit areas and don’t carry unnecessary items. They also recommend reporting suspicious activity immediately and remember unique physical characteristics of suspects.

Anyone with information about the robberies should call Wentworth Area detectives at (312) 747-8382.

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