Man armed with long-barreled firearm robs 2 on NW Side

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Monday, August 15, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man armed with a long-barreled firearm robbed two people on Saturday on the city's Northwest Side, police said.

The man is accused of approaching two individuals within a roughly four-hour span in the 3000-block of North Sawyer Avenue and the 2600-block of North Elston Avenue, Chicago police said.

In one incident, the offender took the victim's vehicle.

The suspect was seen wearing a maroon/burgundy cardigan sweater over a brown polo shirt and grey sweatpants.

Earlier, police had warned that the individual was carrying an assault rifle-type gun, but have since clarified the description of the firearm.