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Two armed robberies reported in Austin in last week

Police are warning West Side residents after two people were robbed at gunpoint in the Austin neighborhood in the last week.

One or two men exit a gangway, point a black or silver revolver at the victim, and forcibly take their property, according to the community alert from Area North detectives.

The robberies happened about 11:20 p.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of North Pine, and about 3:15 p.m. Sunday in the 1100 block of North Long, police said.

The suspects are described as black men between 20 and 35, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9 and 150-180 pounds, police said. In one of the robberies, both suspects had a green cross between their eyes and a tattoo on the their face.

Anyone with information should call detectives at (312) 744-8263.