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.