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 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.