Man robbed at Walgreens ATM in Lincoln Park

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A Chicago man was robbed Wednesday evening in Lincoln Park as he prepared to withdraw money from a Walgreens ATM, according to a police report.

The victim said a man who claimed to have a gun approached him shortly before 8 p.m. at an ATM inside the pharmacy chain’s location at 834 West Armitage.

The robber demanded the victim’s phone, forced him to withdraw $400, and then fled northbound on Dayton Street, according to the report.

An attendant at the nearby Armitage Brown Line station told police that a man matching the offender’s description offered to give the worker a $20 bill if he could jump the turnstile minutes after the robbery. The CTA employee said they declined the offer, so the man purchased a Ventra pass and departed on a northbound train.

Police said the robber is male, black, about 25-years-old, thin, and 5’9” tall. He wore a gray hoodie with gray sweatpants.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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