Loop: Three Convenience Stores Robbed Since Monday

Locations of 3 convenience store robberies in the Loop this week.

Three Loop convenience stores have been robbed since Monday,  all between 10:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m., police say. No one is in custody.

Around 10:40 on Monday night, two men put a handgun to the cashier’s head at Urban Grocers, 729 South State. The offenders took cash and fled southbound on State Street. Police offered no descriptions of the suspects, but one reportedly wore a white mask.

Then, at 11:50 p.m. Monday, a man entered the 7-Eleven store at 200 North Dearborn, grabbed a case of beer, and battered the employee who tried to stop him. The offender was described as a white male in his 30’s who stands 5’8” tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He has short black hair, red marks on his face, and was wearing a jean jacket with a white tee shirt.

Most recently, the 7-Eleven at 35 East Wacker was robbed at gunpoint by four offenders, police said. The men entered the store around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, grabbed a large amount of merchandise and threatened the clerk with a handgun. Police described the offenders as four black males: One was 5’6” tall and dressed in all white; Another was 5’4” tall, 135 pounds, and wore all black; The third was dressed in all black, had a book bag, stood 5’8” tall, and weighed about 165 pounds. No further description was offered for the fourth man.

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