Loop: Alert issued after group robs two 7-Eleven stores

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A small group of robbers has raided two convenience stores in the Loop this month, prompting police to issue a warning about the crew.

According to the community alert, three men went behind the stores’ counters, pushed the clerks out of the way, and stole merchandise both times. The robberies were reported by 7-Eleven stores in the first block of East Jackson at 1:20 a.m. on Aug. 22 and in the first block of East Adams at 9:28 p.m. on Aug. 23, police said.

A CPD report of the Aug. 22 case said that the robbers battered the cashier and stole eight cartons of Newport cigarettes and bags of chips. The offenders were three black males between 18- and 21-years-old who all wore black hoodies and black jeans, according to the alert. Two were last seen northbound on Wabash, the other two fled westbound on Jackson.

No further details were available for the second robbery, but police described the offenders as three black males of various heights and weights.

Information about the robberies may be shared with Area Central investigators at 312-747-8384. Refer to pattern #P19-1-286.

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