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Police: Cabdrivers being robbed at gunpoint on South Side

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

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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