Chicago police are looking for the man who robbed a Lakeview McDonald’s at knifepoint Saturday night — and he may be the same man who committed similar robberies at businesses in Lincoln Park, the Loop, and the West Loop.
A CPD spokesperson said a man pulled a knife and demanded money from restaurant staff on the 2800 block of North Ashland around 10:50 p.m. last night. While the spokesperson did not identify the business by name, a police report said it was McDonald’s.
The offender collected about $100 and fled, the spokesperson said. No injuries were reported.
Cops searched for the suspect, initially described as a White male with gold hair who wore a red hoodie and a khaki jacket, but no arrests were made.
Around 6:10 p.m. Thursday, a man brandished a knife and threatened the clerk while demanding money from the register at Old Navy, 1730 West Fullerton. He was a White male in his mid-20s with wavy brown hair. He stood about 5’5″ tall, weighed about 130 pounds, carried a black backpack, and wore a black vest and black shirt.
In the Loop and West Loop crimes, a serial robber is described as a White male with brown or sandy blond hair. He’s in his mid- to late 20s, 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall, and 150 to 180 pounds. On Tuesday, he was wearing a red jacket with blue jeans when he robbed a coffee shop on the 900 block of West Randolph.
The same man is suspected of robbing four businesses in a couple of hours on March 7. CPD issued a community alert after that spree describing him as a White male between 18- and 25-years-old who stands 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall and weighs 150 to 180 pounds. It says he was wearing a dark-colored hat, dark coat, and blue jeans.
Police have not publicly linked the Lakeview and Lincoln Park crimes to the previously-announced pattern.