Armed robber tied up Andersonville phone store employee, police report says

Chicago police are investigating after an armed man tied up a cellular store employee during a robbery in Andersonville on Friday morning.

The employee told police a man confronted him with a handgun and demanded cash from the register at Verizon, 5314 North Clark, around 10:15 a.m. The robber then took phones from a safe and fled the scene, police said.

The Verizon store at 5314 North Clark | Google

A CPD report said the victim was tied up during the robbery, which was recorded by the store’s surveillance system.

An officer who saw the video radioed that the robber was a Black male standing about 5’6″ tall and wearing white gloves, a mask, a white hoodie, and a black blazer. He also carried a red book bag.

Area Three detectives are handling the investigation.

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