WANTED: Big & Little Robbery Suspects

These men are wanted for the armed robbery of Big & Little’s restaurant in Lakeview, police said. | CPD

New information this morning after yesterday’s armed robbery of Big & Little’s restaurant on Belmont. Police have issued a community alert and CWBChicago has learned more about the getaway car’s license plate number.

Here’s what’s new this morning.

Late last night, Chicago police connected yesterday morning’s armed robbery of Big & Little’s with the October 29 armed robbery of a woman in the 900 block of West Grace.

At 10:50 a.m. yesterday, two men armed with handguns entered Big & Little’s at 1034 W  Belmont and demanded the store’s proceeds, police said.

Now, police have issued these surveillance images of the offenders, who fled in the four-door silver cross-over vehicle seen above.

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CWBChicago through a source has learned that the license plate number is—or is similar to—AP54624. The car has Uber “TNP” and Lyft stickers in the rear window.

In last month’s robbery, a woman told police that two offenders approached her in the 900 block of West Grace at 7:20 p.m. and poked a chrome handgun into her stomach. They took the woman’s purse and ran eastbound on Grace toward Broadway.

Police last night said the two offenders are two men between 25- and 30-years old. The official descriptions generally followed as we published them yesterday:

1) Male, black, over 6-feet tall, ski mask, black or dark blue jacket, dark blue jeans
2) Male, black, 5’10” tall, orange or red hoodie, gray sweatpants, white gym shoes. He may have braided hair.

Anyone with information about the suspects should call Area North investigators at (312) 744-8263.

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