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Police warn of teen girls committing strong-arm robberies

Updated: June 9, 2011 8:12PM

Police have issued a community alert on the Southwest Side warning residents of strong-arm robberies committed by two 16-year-old girls.

The first robbery happened on May 27 around 3:20 p.m. in the 5800 block of South Troy, police said. A 15-year-old girl was approached and the teens grabbed a gold necklace from her.

In the second robbery, which happened in the 5500 block of South Mozart, a 15-year-old girl was robbed of a gold chain and a gold heart ring, police said.

Both victims were not injured in the robberies.

The suspects are described as two 16-year-old Hispanic girls. One girl is between 4 feet, 8 inches and 5 feet, 2 inches in height and weighs approximately 100-115 pounds. The other is between 5 feet, 3 inches and 5 feet, 6 inches tall weighs approximately 115-150 pounds.

Anyone with information on the robberies or the suspects is asked to call Wentworth Area detectives, at (312) 747-8382.

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