“Increasingly violent” serial robber stabs Walgreens clerk in Lincoln Park; Man suspected in two other Walgreens hold-ups

Locations of the Walgreens stores that have been targeted in Wicker Park, Logan Square, and Lincoln Park

A serial robber stabbed the cashier of Walgreens in Lincoln Park on Sunday morning, less than an hour after he robbed another Walgreens location in Logan Square. Police believe the same man robbed yet another Walgreens in Wicker Park earlier this week. And cops are especially concerned about the offender’s increasing use of violence.

Around 8:40 on Sunday morning, the robber pulled out a knife and demanded cash from a cashier at the retailer’s 1520 West Fullerton location. The offender cut the woman’s hand with the knife, took money out of the register, and fled, a CPD spokesperson said.

The cashier was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition.

Police believe the robber is the same man who robbed the Walgreens at 2001 North Milwaukee around 7:50 a.m. 

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In that case, a man armed with a knife went behind the counter, grabbed a female cashier by her hair, and held her at knifepoint while demanding the store’s cash, according to a police report.

Earlier in the week, a man armed with a knife cut a female clerk as he robbed the Walgreens at 1372 North Milwaukee around 7:45 a.m. on Feb. 17. 

Witnesses to each of the crimes said the offender wears a dark jumpsuit with orange reflective stripes around the chest, back, sleeves, and ankles. He’s about 6’1” tall, 200 pounds, and has worn a facemask or bandana during the crimes. The robber’s race has been described as Hispanic by some witnesses and black by others.

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