River North valets robbed at gunpoint

Tanta restaurant at 118 West Grand | Google

A group of armed men robbed two restaurant valet workers at gunpoint in River North on Friday evening. No one is in custody.

Police said the two valets were working on the 100 block of West Grand when the offenders approached them, produced a handgun, and took the victims’ phones and wallets. A source said the valets were working for Tanta, a Peruvian restaurant at 118 West Grand.

Shortly before the robbery, two people called 911 to report four men crouching behind cars behind a nearby pizza restaurant. 

After the robbery, all four offenders fled in a silver Nissan Pathfinder that was last seen heading eastbound in an alley, then southbound on Clark Street. The car’s license plate may begin with “Q59.”

Police did not release descriptions of the offenders.

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