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Chicago Police Warns Construction Workers as Series of Robberies Targeted

Chicago police are warning residents about a new carjacking tactic after a string of vehicular hijackings were reported on the North Side.

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago police are warning construction workers in South Shore, Woodlawn and Grand Crossing of a series of robberies recently on the South Side.

In each case, two robbers approached men doing construction work at apartment buildings, according to a community alert from police.

They then displayed a handgun, pistol-whipped the victims on the head and took their property before they fled on foot, police said.

The robberies happened:

At South Phillips Avenue, South Ridgeland Avenue, South Greenwood Avenue, South East End Avenue; and South Dorchester Avenue.

The suspects were described as African-American males between 18 and 24-year-old and wearing face masks.

Anyone with information was asked to call Area One detectives at 312-747-8380.

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