Taxi drivers robbed at knifepoint in far North Side, police say

Police released surveillance photos of the person suspected of robbing two cab drivers at knife point on Chicago's North Side. (Chicago Police Department)

Police have sent out a community alert about reported robberies of taxi drivers in the city's far North Side.

In two incidents, police say an offender solicited a ride and then allegedly robbed the driver at knifepoint after reaching the requested location. Robberies were reported at the following locations:

  • 2800-block of W. Ardmore on April 19 around 6 a.m.

  • 2400-block of W. Eastwood on April 23 around 9:25 p.m.

The offender is described as a 6-foot-tall African American male between the ages of 18-25 weighing 140 pounds. Police say the offender was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and grey sweatpants during one of the incidents.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Chicago police at 312-744-8263.

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