Police are warning businesses on the Northwest Side of two recent robberies in the Logan Square and Avondale neighborhoods.
In both incidents, a man armed with a butcher knife entered a small restaurant or convenience store and announced a robbery, according to a community alert from Chicago police. He also implied he was holding a handgun.
The most recent robbery happened at 11:05 p.m. Oct. 28 in the 3200 block of West Diversey, police said. The other robbery happened at 7:52 p.m. Oct. 27 in the 2100 block of West Armitage.
The robber is described as a white or white-Hispanic man, standing between 5 feet and 5-feet-5, weighing between 130 and 150 pounds, with blue eyes and a light complexion, police said. He was wearing beige or grey jacket with “cow spots,” a gray hoodie, grey sweatpants and black and tan mittens with a black ski mask covering his head.
Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.