|The man wore a baseball hat with a large #23 during two of the robberies, police said | Chicago Police Dept.|
Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who has committed at least three robberies across Lakeview and Uptown this month.
Here is what cops are saying as well as some additional information that we have learned:
Most recently, the man entered the 7-Eleven store at 2821 North Ashland with a knife, dragged the sales clerk behind the counter, and took liquor and cigarettes before fleeing.
That happened around 2:35 a.m. on Tuesday.
The man is also responsible for robbing a Subway restaurant near the Sheridan Red Line station on May 13, police said.
As we reported then, a man entered the store at 3952 North Sheridan around 2:45 a.m., took the store’s cash, and then demanded the female clerk’s iPhone, too.
A third incident is listed on the police alert as having taken place in the 4000 block of North Kenmore around 2 a.m. on May 11. We have learned that the robbery actually took place on May 7.
The offender is a heavyset white or Hispanic man, 30-40 years old, and 5’5” to 5’11” tall. He wore a black baseball cap with a red bill and a large #23 in two of the robberies. On Tuesday, he wore a blue Cubs hat. Two photographs of the man were also released.
One witness on Tuesday believed that the man used an SUV similar to a Lincoln Navigator.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Area North detectives at 312.744.8263.