|The suspect (left) and the vehicle that he rode in. | Chicago Police Dept|
Chicago police have released video of a man and a car that may be connected to at least one armed robbery in Lincoln Park last month. A total of four hold-ups were reported in just over an hour on the night of May 14th—in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and Roscoe Village. Most of the victims provided similar descriptions of the offenders.
Shortly after a woman was robbed at gunpoint in the 1300 block of West Wrightwood around 12:20 a.m., a man arrived at a nearby gas station in a vehicle that may be a Toyota Matrix. He then used the victim’s credit card to purchase cigarettes and gasoline. Surveillance cameras at the gas station captured video of the suspect and the car.
The man who used the victim’s credit card was wearing a red hoodie with a design on the front and tan pants. That outfit matches the description of one offender that was given by the victim on Wrightwood.
|Approximate locations of four robberies early on May 14. Police believe they may be related.|
Other victims were robbed that night in the 2800 block of North Southport; the 1300 block of West Wellington; and the 2200 block of West Wrightwood. CWBChicago’s original report of the crime spree is available HERE.
Anyone with information about the suspect or his vehicle is asked to call Area North Detective Dragojlovich at 312-744-8263.
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