COPS: Gun Threat In Familiar-Sounding Monday Robbery

A man was robbed near Sheffield and Barry by an offender who claimed to have a gun around 10:15 Monday night.

The victim handed his blue and tan Aldo book bag to the robber, who was last seen running northbound on Sheffield toward the Belmont Red Line station.

According to the victim, his attacker was a short black man who wore a black bandana and a gray hoodie. (Case #HX543837)

Alert Issued

CWB readers may remember our story from last Friday in which we said some beat cops believed that two robberies the evening before were carried out by the same gunman. Area North detectives confirmed those suspicious by issuing a formal alert over the weekend.

Monday’s robbery took place about a block away from one of the crimes detailed in the police alert.
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