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Man In Wheelchair Helping Group of Robbers Attack, Steal From People In South Loop: Police

The robberies have happened at least three times since the end of June.

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DOWNTOWN — A man in a wheelchair is helping a gang of robbers steal from people in the South Loop, police said.

During the robberies, a man in a wheelchair went up to people on the sidewalk and asked the people for money or cigarettes, according to a Chicago Police community alert. As the people tried to help the man, at least three men attacked the victims and robbed them.

The robberies occurred:

• 1:54 a.m. June 30 in the 1200 block of South Wabash Avenue
• 3:12 a.m. July 3 in the 700 block of South Michigan Avenue
• 9 a.m. July 3 in the 900 block of South Michigan Avenue

The man in the wheelchair was described as black and 35-39 years old, police said.  

Anyone with information about the robberies was asked to call police at 312-747-8384.