Police are warning residents of the Near South Side about two recent armed robberies.
In both incidents, the robber pulled out a handgun and took cell phones, coats and credit cards from people on the street, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.
The first armed robbery happened about 12:15 a.m. Monday in the 2100 block of South Wabash Avenue and the second happened about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 2600 block of South State, police said.
The robbers are described as black men, between the 20 and 30 years old, standing between 5-foot-8 and 6-feet, police said. One robber weighed approximately 160 pounds and had a dark complexion, while the other weighed between 140 and 150 pounds and had a medium complexion.
Anyone with information on the robberies should contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.