CHICAGO (CBS) — Police on Wednesday were warning the public of a man who has been offering things for purchase in online marketplace, and then robbing prospective buyers at gunpoint, in Woodlawn.

The robberies happened at 6:20 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, and 9:41 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, in the 6600 block of South Greenwood Avenue, police said.

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In each incident, the victims agreed to buy items through online marketplace applications and came to meet the seller. Upon meeting, the man either implied or took out a handgun and robbed them, police said.

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The suspect is described as African-American and between 20 and 30 years old, standing 6 feet 1 to 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 140 to 150 pounds, with short black hair and a light brown complexion.

Police advise meeting in a neutral location when purchasing things online.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.