Robbery duo strikes Wrigleyville 7-Eleven, Boystown sandwich shop

Two men robbed a convenience across from Wrigley Field on Tuesday afternoon. A couple hours later, they did the same thing to a sandwich shop near Boystown.

First, the men entered 7-Eleven, 3519 North Clark, around 4:32 p.m. One of them stood watch near the door while the other went behind the counter and ordered the cashier to step aside, police said. The offender then opened the cash register and took several bundles of cash, according to CPD spokesperson Sally Bown. They fled southbound on bicycles. One of them had a black plastic bag.

Then, just before 7 p.m., the men went to the Subway restaurant at 3815 North Broadway. One of the men stood lookout while the other jumped the counter, smashed a cash box onto the floor, and stole its contents, according to a CPD report. He placed the money in a black shopping bag, and the men again fled on bicycles, Bown said.

Police found the offenders’ bicycles abandoned near the Sheridan Red Line station.

According to the police reports, both robbers are thin Black men in their late teens or early 20’s who wore black masks with white designs, dark t-shirts, and jeans. One of the men wore yellow shoes.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

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