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Police warn of New City jewelry, purse robberies

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Police issued an alert warning South Side residents of two males robbing women in the New City neighborhood.

During both robberies, two suspects walk up to women who are alone and forcibly take their purses and jewelry, according to an alert from Area Central detectives.

The robberies happened about 3:20 p.m. July 9 in the 300 block of West 47th Street and about 12:30 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of West 47th Street, police said.

The suspects are described as black males, between 17-25 years old, between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-9, and about 155 pounds.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call detectives at (312) 747-8382.

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