SHOP’N’ROB: Alert Issued; Area Hold-Ups Part Of Spree

The armed robberies of a Belmont Avenue sex shop and a Clark Street smoke shop are believed to be connected to a series of similar hold-ups in Bucktown, Chicago police say.

An alert issued by the department on Friday afternoon includes images of the suspects and a their get-away car.

In all of the incidents, one or two men have entered a small retail store, pulled a handgun, and announced a robbery. One of the men wore an Indianapolis Colts hat at least twice.

In addition to the two robberies in our area, detectives believe the men are responsible for the following hold-ups:

• A convenience store in the 1600 block of N. Milwaukee Avenue at 3:20AM on June 8.

• A fast food restaurant in the 1600 block of N. Damen at 9PM on May 30.

• A smoke shop in the 2800 block of W. Belden at 4:39PM on May 30.

• A retail shop in the 1800 block of N. Milwaukee at 2:20PM on May 27.

Chicago detectives may be contacted at 312-744-8263.

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