Lincoln Park: Convenience Store Robbery, Attempted Carjacking Investigated

Detectives are investigating an attempted carjacking and a convenience store robbery that were reported in Lincoln Park late Thursday and early Friday.

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Around 11:15 p.m., four men tried to carjack a woman after rear-ending her vehicle in the 2700 block of North Clybourn, police said.

But the attempt failed and both men returned to their car and fled southbound on Clybourn moments later. They were driving a Lexus that had been stolen earlier in the 400 block of North Clark Street. Its vanity license plate begins with the letters BAHA.

The offenders were described only as young black men.

About 90 minutes later, three men announced a robbery at the 7-Eleven store at 2181 North Clybourn.

One offender stepped behind the counter and made the clerk lie on the floor at gunpoint while the crew went to work. All three men then fled in an unknown direction.

The gunman was a short black man with a dark complexion who was wearing a yellow mask. He was armed with a silver revolver. The other two offenders were described only as black men.

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