Police: Ice cream truck drivers robbed at gunpoint in Humboldt Park

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Two ice cream truck drivers were robbed at gunpoint in the Humboldt Park neighborhood last week, prompting police to issue a community alert.

The robberies occurred about 3:23 p.m. on Aug. 15 in the 4200 block of West Thomas and about 9:56 p.m. on Aug. 16 in the 4400 block of West Thomas, police said.

In both cases, one or two men used or threatened to use force by showing a handgun, then robbed ice cream truck drivers of cash, police said.

The suspect in the first robbery was described as a black man between 55 and 60 years old, standing about 5-foot-1 and weighing 160 pounds. He displayed a handgun during the robberies, police said.

Two suspects carried out the second robbery, police said. The first was described as a black man between 30 and 40 years old, standing 5-foot-8 and weighing 190 pounds. The other was described as a black man between 18 and 20 years old who had dreadlocks. He was armed with a handgun.

Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.