2 taxi robberies reported in Kenwood

August 23, 2012 5:01:51 AM PDT
Chicago police are warning taxi drivers to be on alert after several cases of people requesting a pick up or hailing a cab and robbing drivers.

Prior to arriving at their destination, the offenders announce a robbery.

Incidents have occurred in the vicinity of the 4500-block of South Lake Park Avenue and 4800-block of South Kenwood Avenue.

The robber is described as a black man, 20-25 years old, 5'6"-5'10", 160-175 lbs., dark clothing, and armed with a knife.