CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - Two street vendors were robbed at gunpoint last month on the South Side.
Someone approached a vendor in the 8600 block of South Cottage Grove about midday June 16 and indicated he wanted to buy an item, according to a community alert from Chicago Police. When the vendor took out money to make change for the sale, the suspect pulled out a gun and robbed him.
Another street vendor was robbed in a similar incident in the early afternoon of June 25 in the 8600 block of South State, police said.
The suspect is described as a 24-to-28-year-old black man between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-10, according to police. He had black hair in dreadlocks and a dark brown complexion.
Anyone with information should call Area South detectives at (312) 747-8273.