Lincoln Park 7-Eleven robbed as cops warn about North Side convenience store heists

The 7-Eleven store at 2181 North Clybourn. | Google

Three men robbed a Lincoln Park 7-Eleven, just three hours after Chicago police issued a warning about a hold-up team that is targeting North Side convenience stores. 

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The offenders entered the store at 2181 North Clybourn and pushed the female clerk to the floor around 7:50 p.m. Wednesday, according to a CPD spokesperson and police report.

An officer at the scene said the men took liquor and cigars from behind the counter and fled northbound in a vehicle, which may be a black Dodge Journey.

Earlier in the evening, Area North detectives issued a business alert that ties two other recent convenience store hold-ups to a two-man armed robbery team.

Police said the team is displaying a handgun to rob stores of merchandise and cash during the overnight hours.

The robbers targeted a 7-Eleven at 2800 West Irving Park at 5:51 a.m. on Oct. 14, according to the alert. Both men entered the store, one pulled out a handgun, and they proceeded to collect cash from the register as well as cartons of Newport cigarettes and Hennessey cognac. Both offenders wore black durags with black hoodies. One carried a yellow bag containing the robbery proceeds.

Police said they are also responsible for robbing the 7-Eleven at 958 West Diversey around 3:30 a.m. on Nov 2. 

One of the offenders wore a skeleton ski mask as the duo took stacks of instant lottery tickets and Juulpod vaping supplies before running out the door. Surveillance video shows one robber 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.

The armed robbery alert described the offenders as two black males. One is 5’11” to 6’2” tall, 160 to 220 pounds, and 40- to 50-years-old. The other is 5’8” to 6-feet tall and 150 to 180 pounds.

Anyone who has information about the crimes can contact Area North investigators at 312-744-8263. Refer to pattern P19-3-290.

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