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Police Warn Near North Businesses About Robber

Police say this suspect, seen in a surveillance image, robbed two Near North businesses this month. (Chicago Police Department)

Police say this suspect, seen in a surveillance image, robbed two Near North businesses this month. (Chicago Police Department)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – A robber who implies he has a gun has hit two Near North businesses this month, police said in a community alert issued Friday.

The suspect walked into the businesses, claimed to have a gun and demanded money from the cash register before walking away with cash, Chicago police said.

The suspect robbed a location in the 400 block of North State Street on Aug. 12 and another in the 300 block of West Chicago Avenue on Aug. 15.

Police released a surveillance photo of the suspect.

If you have any information about this incident,  please call Area Central Bureau of Detectives at (312) 747-8382.