Police are warning Northwest Side residents of recent store robberies in the area.
The robberies occurred in the 2100 block of North Hamlin at 7:06 p.m. Dec. 17, and in the 4200 block of West Fullerton at 5 p.m. Dec. 23, Area North detectives said in an alert.
In each incident, a Hispanic man entered the store and demanded money in Spanish, police said.
The robber displayed a handgun in the Hamlin incident. The man involved in the Fullerton robbery only implied he had a weapon, police said.
Police described the suspect in the Hamlin robbery as a 5-foot-2 to 5-foot-5 man, between 20 to 30 years old, weighing 130 to 160 pounds, police said. He was seen wearing a black or blue hooded sweatshirt and a dark bandana covering his face.
In the Fullerton incident, the robber is described to be a 25 to 30-year-old, 150-pound man, standing 5-foot-9 to 6-feet, police said. In that robbery, the man was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a red scarf around his face.
Anyone with information can call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263 or submit anonymous tips at tipsoft.com.