Verizon Store Robbed In Heart Of Lincoln Square

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Four men pushed a Verizon store employee to the floor during a robbery in the heart of Lincoln Square on Monday morning.

The offenders entered the store at 4752 North Lincoln around 11:25 a.m., shoved the clerk out of the way, told a customer that they had a gun, and then marched into the rear storage area where the shop’s inventory is stored, police said.

They grabbed about 25 still-in-the-box iPhones and fled southbound on Lincoln Avenue, police said.

All four are described as young black men between 17- and 20-years-old wearing hoodies and shorts. One hoodie was red, another was blue, and a third was multi-color, according to a witness.

No weapon was seen during the hold-up, and no one was seriously injured.

Boystown CVS Robbed

A shoplifter pulled out an X-Acto knife to ward off a CVS Pharmacy employee who tried to stop him from shoplifting in Boystown Monday afternoon.

The offender stuffed a plastic shopping bag with cosmetics and made his way toward the exit at 3101 North Clark around 1:05 p.m.

After pulling out the knife, the thief fled the store in an unknown direction.

He’s described as a white male with tattoos on his neck. He stands about 5’7” tall, weighs about 150 pounds, had a mustache and was wearing a black baseball cap, a dark T-shirt, denim shorts, and white gym shoes.

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