Lakeview 7-Eleven robbed at gunpoint early Saturday

The 7-Eleven store at 958 West Diversey. | Google

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Two men robbed a convenience store near the Diversey Brown Line station of lottery tickets, cash, and e-cigarette supplies early Saturday. No one is in custody.

The offenders donned skeleton ski masks and entered the store at 958 West Diversey just before 4 a.m. While displaying a handgun, the men opened the register, took stacks of instant lottery tickets, and gathered the store’s Juulpod vaping supplies before running out the door.

Police said the men fled northbound. Officers found a ski mask that the robbers may have used discarded in an alley behind the 2800 block of North Sheffield.

Surveillance video shows the robbers are two black men who stand over 6-feet tall and weigh about 180 pounds. One wore a gray hoodie that bears a Calvin Klein logo, a white hat, and blue jeans. The other wore a black top with white stripes on its sleeves, a red undershirt, and black pants.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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