A group of armed robbers held up four convenience stores in the Loop on Monday morning, an apparent continuation of a pattern that CWBChicago told you about over the weekend.
The robberies followed the same pattern as two similar crimes on October 9: A group of four or five men entered 7-Eleven stores, displayed multiple handguns, and stole cash, liquor, cigarettes, and other merchandise. No injuries were reported, but a gunman pressed their firearm to store employees’ bodies in at least two of Monday’s robberies.
The latest robberies were reported:
- around 6:10 a.m. at 535 South State
- around 8:39 a.m. at 58 East Lake
- around 8:39 a.m. at 35 East Wacker
- around 9 a.m. at 4 West Jackson
Video shows four to five Black males in their late teens to early 20s entering the stores with hoodies drawn tightly around their faces. They reportedly left each robbery in a smaller dark-colored SUV.
The October 9 robberies of two 7-11 stores were reported:
- around 2:44 a.m. at 216 West Jackson
- around 2:58 a.m. at 318 West Adams
CPD previously issued a business alert about the earlier hold-ups and described the group as Black males between 18- and 30-years-old who stand 5’6” to 5’10” tall and wear hoodies with ski masks.
Area Three detectives are investigating.