Uh-oh. Armed men rob Home Depot of burglary tools

Well, this doesn’t sound good.

Three armed men who robbed a Home Depot near Goose Island at gunpoint early Monday didn’t come for the money. Instead, they loaded up on crowbars, bolt cutters, and other hand tools, according to a Chicago police report. We suspect they are not preparing for a home improvement project.

The Home Depot at 1232 West North Avenue. | Google

The report said that the offenders entered the store at 1232 West North Avenue before it opened around 3:40 a.m. Some people were already inside, getting ready for the day’s business.

After collecting the items they wanted, the group fled onto North Avenue in a black Mercedes sedan.No injuries were reported.

Officers at the scene said the robbers were Black males in their late 20s or early 30s. One, about 5’7″ tall with a medium build, wore a red sweater and gray ski mask. The others were slim and wore black tops with jeans.

Area Five detectives are investigating the robbery.

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