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CHICAGO (STMW) – Chicago Police are warning McKinley Park neighborhood residents of recent graffiti gang related attacks on the South Side.

The group of males exit vehicles on West 33rd or West 34th streets between South Seeley Avenue and South Leavitt Street and ask people if they are “Three Five” — an area graffiti group, according to an alert Area Central detectives.

The men then beat the victims with pipes and knives and sometimes take property, police said.

“Three Five” is active on West 35th Street between South Ashland and South Damen avenues, the alert said.

The attackers are described only as 17- to 22-year-old Hispanic men, police said. They have been seen in a black Honda Element with gray bumpers, a black sedan with a malfunctioning front headlight and a possible partial Illinois license plate of N36 and a red Honda.

Anyone with information is asked to call Central Area detectives at (312) 747-8380.

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