Police warn of robberies on Near North Side

(CHICAGO) Police are warning residents of two robberies that occurred on the Near North Side neighborhood earlier this week.

In each incident, a male walked up to victims on the street, pulled out a handgun and demanded personal property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The first robbery happened about 11 a.m. Thursday in the 0-100 block of West Hubbard Street and then about 7:30 a.m. Friday in the 300 block of North State Street, police said.

The suspect was described as a black male with a dark complexion, between 15 and 20 years old, standing 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-6 and weighing 145-155 pounds. He wore a hooded sweatshirt and jeans, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8382.