A string of robberies happen after this question is asked of victims


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In the Calumet district on the city’s Far South Side, a string of robberies has been reported this month.

In every incident, two to three people walk up to victims and attempt to have a conversation.

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They would often ask for change or a cigarette before pulling out a handgun and demanding their property, according to Chicago Police.

The robberies happened:

about 9 p.m. Oct. 5 in the 10300 block of South State;
about 4:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the 10300 block of South Michigan;
about 5:45 a.m. Oct. 16 in the first block of West 103rd Place;
about 2:45 p.m. Oct. 22 in the 10400 block of South Wentworth;
about 9:20 p.m. Oct. 24 in the 100 block of West 103rd Street; and
9:40 p.m. Oct. 24 in the first block of West 103rd Street.

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The three suspects were described as black men between 18 and 22 years old, all wearing hooded sweatshirts, police said. One of the men had a handgun.

Anyone with information about the robberies was asked to call Area South detectives at (312) 747-8273.

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