Police issued a community alert this afternoon warning about an armed man who has been robbing small retail stores at night in the city's Chicago Lawn District.
Police said the man displays a handgun and demands money from the register and safe.
One robbery occurred shortly before 9 p.m. March 27 on the 5000 block of South Pulaski Road in the Archer Heights neighborhood. Another happened the next day at about 8:45 p.m. on the 4800 block of South Cicero Avenue, also in Archer Heights, police said.
The robber was described as bing about 32 years of age and 6 feet 2 inches tall. He weighs between 160 and 170 pounds, police said.
Anyone with information about the robberies should contact the Area Central Bureau of Detectives at (312) 747-8380.