Robbery Crew Hits N. Side Convenience Stores, Fires Shot

A robbery crew held up at least two North Side stores at gunpoint and fired a shot during one of the hold-ups late Sunday night, police said.

The team of at least three offenders first entered the 7-Eleven store at 3801 North Western at 11 p.m. and displayed a handgun before taking money from the registers and boxes of cigarettes.

About 20 minutes later, the same crew announced a robbery at the Best Food Mart at 2451 North Lincoln. One of the offenders shot at the store clerk but missed.

Cops had descriptions for three robbers. All are black men in their 20’s who stand between 5’5” and 5’11” tall and weigh 150- to 190-pounds.

1) Ski mask, black hoodie with white draw strings, black jeans, white gym shoes
2) Dark hoodie with baseball cap underneath, torn jeans, red gym shoes
3) White mask covering part of his face, dark hoodie with small white log on left side, bleached jeans, gray gym shoes

The men may be using a silver four-door sedan with a possible license plate of US1177 driven by a fourth offender.

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