Customer robbed inside Lincoln Park 7-Eleven store, cops say

A customer was robbed by two men while he shopped at a Lincoln Park convenience store early Saturday, police said. And when the store clerk intervened, the offenders beat him, too.

According to police, two robbers battered and robbed a 29-year-old man inside the 7-Eleven at 2004 North Halsted around 12:30 a.m. They took the man’s backpack, which contained Beats headphones and a laptop, according to a CPD report.

Then, the offenders battered the store’s 59-year-old clerk when he tried to lock the front doors during the robbery, CPD spokesperson Officer Michelle Tannehill said. Both victims declined medical attention.

The robbers managed to get out of the store and fled southbound on Halsted, according to the victims. They described the offenders as:

  • a Hispanic man with black hair and a gray beard who’s about 40-years-old
  • a slightly younger Hispanic man who has a design shaved into his hair.

One offender reportedly wore a white shirt with black pants while the other wore a red shirt and red pants.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

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