Two businesses held up in South Deering

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Two businesses have been robbed at gunpoint in the South Deering neighborhood on the Far South Side.

The holdups happened at 6:55 p.m. Feb. 23 in the 2000 block of East 95th Street and at 10:25 p.m. Feb. 26 in the 1900 block of East 95th Street, according to a community alert from Chicago Police. In both robberies, two males walked into the business, pulled out a gun and took cellphones and money from the registers before leaving on foot.

The robbers are described as two black men, standing between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-8, police said. One of the robbers is also described as a 19 to 22-year-old weighing 150 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area South Property Crimes at (312) 747-8273.

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