CWB has secured surveillance images and video of a theft and robbery team that has taken large amounts of cigarettes and liquor from convenience stores downtown, in the West Loop, and Avondale this month.
At least nine stores have been targeted by the crew, which struck four times within an hour Thursday morning.
Video sent to CWB shows a man stepping behind the store’s counter at 343 North LaSalle on Thursday morning and then casually loading packs of cigarettes into a large plastic bag.
The images, provided by a source, show two suspects who raided 7-Eleven stores at 343 North LaSalle, 567 West Lake, 3600 West Belmont, and 3005 North Pulaski between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Thursday. Other images are from an earlier incident in the 600 block of North Kingsbury.
Also seen in the photos is this “Eddie Bauer Edition” Ford Expedition that the offenders have been using. The vehicle has been seen leaving stores after robberies on January 7 and January 2.
Anyone with information about the crimes can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263 regarding pattern P21-3-009.
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