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: COVID-19 In Illinois: Infection Rate Reaches Lowest Point Since Late March; Fewest Hospitalizations Since Early April
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: First Known COVID Patient To Get A Double Lung Transplant Celebrates, One Year After The Life-Saving Surgery
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: Stimulus Check Update: Will You Get A Fourth Relief Payment?
No photos of the suspect were provided.