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Robbers Using OfferUp, LetGo Apps To Lure Victims To West Woodlawn, Police Say

There have been at least four similar robberies in the 600 block of East Marquette Road since the end of August, police said.

The 600 block of East Marquette Road has seen at least four robberies since the end of August, police said.
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CHICAGO — Robbers are using sales apps OfferUp and LetGo to lure victims to West Woodlawn.

At least four times since the end of August, robbers used the apps — which help people buy from and sell items to others nearby — to bring people to the 600 block of East Marquette Road, where two to three people robbed the victims, according to a Chicago Police community alert.

The robberies occurred:

• 1:30 p.m. Aug. 22
• Between 11 a.m. and noon Aug. 31
• 11:18 p.m. Sept. 2
• 4:30 p.m. Monday

The robbers were described as two to three black teens or men who were 16-28 years old, 5-foot-7 to 6-foot-6 and 150-205 pounds, police said. One robber was described as having dreadlocks in three of the incidents.

Anyone with information about the robberies was asked to call police at 312-747-8380.