By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) – Police are warning residents and businesses of recent robberies and burglaries in Deering.

Police said in one set of robberies, armed offenders would approach victims near an alley and demand their property before fleeing in a dark colored SUV or red vehicle.

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Incident times and locations:

  • 1700 Block of West 49th Street on November 12, 2021 at 8:52PM.
  • 1700 Block of West 48th Street on November 14, 2021 at 10:00PM.
  • 1700 Block of West 44th Street on November 14, 2021 between the hours of 10:40PM and 10:50PM.
  • 4700 Block of South Paulina on November 14, 2021 at 11;20PM.

Offenders in these crimes were described as three white Hispanic men, 18-25, 5’06, 160-180lbs.

In another set of robberies, police said an unknown offender approached the cashier from behind and demanded cash from the register.

The first incident occurred around 6:49 p.m. Thursday in the 4600 block of South Ashland Avenue. Minutes later, around 7:10 p.m., another business was robbed in the 4500 block of South Damen Avenue.

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The offender is described as a Black man, around 40 years old, 5’05, 140lbs., last seen wearing a blue or black Nike hoodie with the logo, “Just Do It” on the front, black slide sandals with white socks.

In the burglary related incidents, police said the offender(s) entered the business by breaking the front glass door and take property from inside during early morning hours.

Incident times and locations:

  • 2200 Block of South Wentworth Avenue on November 19, 2021 at 4:10AM.
  • 2200 Block of South Wentworth Avenue on November 19, 2021 between 4:22AM-4:28AM.

There was no description of the offender(s).

Police tell residents owners to always be aware of their surroundings and to report any suspicious activity.

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Anyone with information can contact Area One detectives at (312) 747-8382

CBS 2 Chicago Staff