String of robberies reported in South Shore

Police are warning South Side residents about a series of robberies reported throughout November in the South Shore neighborhood.

In each of the robberies, a man has approached female victims, typically in the early morning hours, Chicago Police said in a community alert Friday morning. In two of the robberies, he has either implied he was armed or displayed a handgun.

The robberies occurred:

  • In the 7800 block of South Luella about 10 p.m. Nov. 3;
  • In the 2600 block of East 79th about 1:50 a.m. Nov. 6;
  • In the 2600 block of East 79th about 3:45 a.m. Nov. 17;
  • In the 2600 block of East 79th about 1:30 p.m. Nov. 20;
  • In the 2700 block of East 79th about 3:30 a.m. Nov. 21; and
  • In the 7800 block of South Marquette at 8:05 p.m. Nov. 24.

The suspect is described as a 24- to 35-year-old black man between 5-foot-7 and 6-foot-1 weighing 150-170 pounds, police said. His hair was styled in an Afro or short fade.

Anyone with information should call Area South detectives at (312) 747-8273.

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