Police: Cabdrivers being robbed at gunpoint on South Side

SHARE Police: Cabdrivers being robbed at gunpoint on South Side

Two taxicab drivers were robbed at gunpoint in the South Side Grand Boulevard neighborhood throughout June and July, police said Saturday.

In both incidents, a man hailed a taxi and, at the end of the ride, pulled out a handgun and demanded the driver’s money and cellphone, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The robberies occurred about 2:30 a.m. July 2 in the 4800 block of South Michigan Avenue and about 3:40 a.m. June 14 in the 4700 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said.

The suspect is described as a black man, between the ages of 20 and 29, standing between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8 and weighing between 160 and 170 pounds.

Anyone with information on the robberies should contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8382.

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