New: Serial 7-Eleven theft and robbery team captured on video

Surveillance image shows one of the offenders confronting a cashier behind the counter at 567 West Lake on Thursday, January 14. | Provided

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.

These images show one of the suspects as well as their vehicle. | Provided

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.

A larger image of the male suspect. | Provided

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.

This “Eddie Bauer Edition” Ford Expedition has been used by the crew. | Provided

Anyone with information about the crimes can contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263 regarding pattern P21-3-009.

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