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Rash Of Robberies Plagues Little Village

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Police have issued a community alert for the Little Village neighborhood in the wake of a rash of robberies.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Marsett reports, all the victims have been men between the ages of 18 and 38.

Police say a group of robbers have approached the victims on foot, pushed them to the ground, then beat them and forcibly took their wallets and cell phones.

On June 1 at 4:25 p.m. a 24-year-old man was robbed in the 2100 block of South Central Park Avenue; On June 4 at 2:17 p.m., a 20-year-old man was robbed in the same block; On June 13, at 8 p.m., a 38-year-old man was robbed in the 2300 block of South Pulaski Road, and on June 14 at 8:20 p.m., an 18-year-old man was robbed in the 2200 block of South Central Avenue, the alert said.

Police warn residents to be on alert.

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

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Dave Marsett reports

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.