Two masked men robbed a Lincoln Park 7-Eleven store Friday morning, one day after similar heists unfolded at convenience stores in Lakeview and Bucktown. This morning’s hold-up came just hours after Chicago police detectives warned businesses about the robbery pattern.
On Friday, two robbers entered the store at 2619 North Clark, took cash from the register, and loaded boxes of Newport cigarettes into duffel bags before escaping southbound on Clark Street around 5 a.m., according to a police report.
According to the clerk, the offenders are two black males who wore black hoodies and ski masks.
The incident is similar to two convenience store robberies that were committed early Thursday. Police warned North Side businesses about those crimes in a community alert last night.
Thursday’s robbers brandished a handgun as they held up 7-Eleven stores at 958 West Diversey around 12:35 a.m. and 2010 North Damen around 12:45 a.m., police said. They pistol-whipped the clerk on Damen and stole his cellphone, according to CPD’s alert.
Anyone with information about the robberies can contact Area North detectives at 312-744-8263 regarding pattern P20-3-073.