Two armed robberies were reported by businesses on Tuesday evening in the Greater Grand Crossing and South Shore neighborhoods, police say.
The incidents occurred in the 0-100 block and the 2100 block of East 71st Street.
In the robberies, the suspect enters a business and pretends to shop before displaying a silver handgun and announcing a robbery, police said.
The suspect is described as a male between the ages of 25 and 35 and about 5-foot-8 to 6 feet tall.
Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this story.