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Police: Robber targets lone victims in the Loop

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A robber has twice targeted lone victims in the Loop twice in the last three months.

The suspect approaches a victim on the street and demands or forcibly takes their property, according to a community alert from Area Central detectives.

The robberies happened about 5 p.m. July 13 in the 100 block of West Randolph; and about 6:30 p.m. July 31 in the 300 block of South Wabash.

The suspect was described as a black man about 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds with black hair and a dark complexion. Police said he has a five-point star tattoo with blue or black ink approximately the size of a dime on the left side of his face; and tattoos between his eyes.

Anyone with information should call detectives at (312) 747-8382.