3 taxi drivers robbed at gunpoint on Near West Side, police say

Chicago Police are warning citizens after they say three taxi drivers were robbed at gunpoint in the city’s Near West Side last week.

In all three incidents, which occurred the evening of April 8, a male, black offender, 20-25 years old, wearing a dark hat, sunglasses, a black jacket with white lettering and black pants hailed cab rides to locations near CTA entrances. As the offender prepared to exit the cabs, he displayed a black pistol and demanded money or cell phones.

The offender is believed to have then fled on foot to train entrances.