By Mary Chappell

CHICAGO (CBS) — A group of women volunteering for nonprofit My Block, My Hood, My City were robbed while putting up holiday decorations in Bronzeville Saturday, police said.

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The women, ranging from 30-34 years old, were decorating a fence on the 4800 block of South King Drive at about 3:50 p.m. when a white SUV pulled up and multiple offenders got out of the car and demanded the women’s property, authorities said. They then grabbed women’s belongings and fled.

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The women were part of a group of volunteers decorating homes along King Drive from 35th to 115th Street as part of the campaign Be a Part of the Light. They put up lights, ornaments and wreaths to make the neighborhoods beautiful and festive for the holiday season.

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Area One detectives are investigating the incident.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff