Lincoln Square convenience store robbed overnight

The 7-Eleven store at 4631 North Western | Google

Police are investigating after a man with a knife robbed a convenience store near the Western Brown Line early Thursday. No one was injured.

The robber reportedly got away with cash and food items during the hold-up at 7-Eleven, 4631 North Western in Lincoln Square.

Police said the man entered the store around 1:25 a.m. and demanded money from the cashier while presenting a knife. The clerk opened the register and the robber took the cash before fleeing, according to a CPD statement.

A witness told police the robber walked south on Western and then east on Wilson Avenue. The suspect was described as a black male who stands about 5’4” tall. He wore a hat and a dark hoodie that has letters on the back.

Area 3 detectives are investigating.

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