Community alert issued after 2 elderly women carjacked in broad daylight on South Side

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CHICAGO -- Police have issued a community alert about a man who committed two carjackings against elderly women in broad daylight.

The two incidents happened just a block away from each other just days apart.

The first occurred on Sunday May 7th at 92nd and Ashland at 11 a.m.

The second occurred on Wednesday May 10th at 1 p.m. a block south of the first.

In both cases police say the same man was armed with a gun and approached senior citizens grabbed their purses and then jumped in their cars and drove off.

The suspect is described as an African American male between 45-50 years old. He is 5’7 and 150lbs.