South Loop armed robbers target victims near cars

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Police are warning people in Chicago's South Loop about a rash of early-morning armed robberies. (WLS)

Police are warning people in Chicago's South Loop about a rash of early-morning armed robberies.

A community alert issued by police said the thieves are targeting people getting into or out of parked cars. In each incident, two suspects walked up to the victims, pulled out black semi-automatic pistols and stole jewelry, watches and cell phones.

Four people were robbed in three days this month. Here's where the robberies occurred:

-300-block of East 21st Street on Jan. 11 around 4:10 a.m.
-300-block of East 21st Street on Jan. 11 around 6:15 a.m.
-1600-block of South Prairie Avenue on Jan. 13 around 5:30 a.m.
-2200-block of South Indiana Avenue on Jan. 13 around 5:33 a.m.

No one is in custody.

The suspects were described as black men between 25 and 35 years old, police said. One was wearing a black jacket and pink pants. The other man wore a black leather coat, a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, police said. He had short black hair and was wearing a multi-colored skeleton mask.

Anyone with information regarding these armed robberies should contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8384.
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