Lincoln Park: Two Convenience Stores Robbed In One Hour

This store at 2710 North Lincoln was robbed around 10:20 p.m. on Thursday, police said. | Google

A gunman remains on the loose after robbing two Lincoln Park convenience stores in about an hour Thursday night. The offender’s description closely matches that of a man who robbed a third convenience store and a late night taco stand in Lincoln Park over the past two weeks.

Around 10:20 last night, an armed man walked into the 7-Eleven at 2710 North Lincoln and announced a robbery. He was last seen running westbound on Schubert, police said.

Then, around 11:20 p.m., a similar-looking man armed with a gun robbed the 7-Eleven at 2264 North Clark Street.

In both cases, the gunman was described as black, about 5’10” tall, with a goatee. He wore a black hoodie and dark jeans.

On Saturday, detectives issued a community alert after an armed gunman robbed a Halsted Street taco shop and a 7-Eleven at 2600 North Lincoln over the course of two weeks. Authorities have not yet connected last night’s hold-ups to the man in the alert.

This man is wanted in connection with the robberies of a taco stand and 7-Eleven in Lincoln Park | Chicago Police

The alert describes the suspect as a black man between 28- and 39-years-old who stands 5’4” to 5’9” tall and weighs 180-210 pounds. He has a black beard and has been seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with black pants and a black jacket with white lettering on the front and back.

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