Police warn of violent robberies near Columbus Park in Austin

Police are warning about a string of violent robberies in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago's West Side.

Three people were robbed in or near Columbus Park this month. Police said that in each case, a group of young men punched and kicked the victim before taking their property.

Incident times and locations are listed below:

-200 block of South Central Avenue on May 17, 2016 at approx. 7:45 P.M.
-5600 block of West Jackson Boulevard on May 19, 2016 at 7:35 P.M.
-5700 block of West Jackson Boulevard on May 22, 2016 at 2:00 P.M.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area North detectives at 312-744-8263.
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