Armed carjacking, 7-Eleven robbery reported hours apart in Boystown

An Amazon delivery driver was carjacked at gunpoint in Boystown on Tuesday evening. A few hours later, armed men robbed a convenience store on the corner of Roscoe and Halsted streets in the heart of the city’s LGBTQ nightlife district. Police have not announced any arrests.

Police are investigating the armed robbery of 7-Eleven, 3407 North Halsted, in Boystown. | File

The 26-year-old delivery driver was in his white Nissan Rogue on the 700 block of West Aldine when a gunman emerged from a black SUV and forced him from his car around 7:30 p.m., police said.

Both vehicles then fled east on Aldine. CPD did not release any suspect descriptions.

Then, around 12:32 a.m., three men entered the 7-Eleven store at 3407 North Halsted and confronted the clerk with two handguns, according to a CPD report.

Police said the men collected cash, cigarettes, and liquor, then fled in a maroon SUV. A second vehicle, believed to be a silver or white Nissan SUV, was also seen leaving the scene, according to a police report.

The store robbers were described as Black males between 20- and 26-years-old. One suspect wore an orange and black sweater, another wore a black sweater with gray pants, and the third wore all black clothing, according to initial information from the scene.

Area Three detectives are investigating both crimes.

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