Uptown convenience store robbed twice since Thursday

The 7-Eleven store at 4150 North Broadway. | Google

An Uptown convenience store has been robbed twice since Thursday morning, and one robber took the store’s entire cash register. No one is in custody.

The first hold-up of the store at 4150 North Broadway was reported at 1:20 a.m. on Jan. 25. A clerk told police that a man entered the store with his hood up, displayed a handgun, and then hauled away the entire cash register.

Detectives later found the register on Broadway, about a block north of the store.

Then, around 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, a man wearing a ski mask entered the store, went behind the counter, and told the clerk to get out of the way as he rounded up valuables, according to a police report.

The first robber was described as a black man with a goatee who wore a blue coat. Saturday’s robber was described as a Hispanic man wearing dark clothing and brown Timberland boots.

No employees were injured in either robbery. Area North detectives are investigating.

Last month, a group of five juveniles beat a clerk at the same store and scalded him in the face with coffee during a robbery. Police arrested all five offenders and charges were filed.

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