CHICAGO (CBS)–Chicago police issued a community alert after two North Side businesses were robbed recently.
During the first robbery, a person described as a black man in his 30’s pulled out a handgun on an employee of a business on the 3300 block of West Bryn Mawr. He demanded money from the cash register and punched the cashier in the face before fleeing the scene, according to Chicago police.READ MORE: CPS Reopens Schools To Kindergarten Through 5th Graders, But Situation Is Far From Normal
In the second incident, a masked offender entered a business on the 5600 block of North Kimball Avenue, displayed a handgun and demanded money and cigarettes from the cash register.READ MORE: 'I’m Pretty Appalled By It': Franklin Park Party Shows Attendees Without Masks And No Social Distancing
Police said the same suspect is likely involved in both robberies.
The robbery on West Bryn Mawr occurred Feb. 20 at 6:24 p.m. and the robbery on North Kimball Avenue was reported March 5 at 2:26 a.m., according to police.MORE NEWS: Housewares, Restaurant Association Shows Cancel Chicago Conventions Because Of COVID
No photos of the suspect were provided.