Chicago cops looking for 2 suspects in Boystown armed robbery

Chicago police released these surveillance images of the suspects, which were taken at a gas station shortly after the robbery. | Chicago Police Department

Chicago police are asking the public to help them identify two people who are wanted in connection with a recent armed robbery in Boystown.

A woman was robbed at gunpoint in the 700 block of West Brompton at 8:39 p.m. on January 26, according to Chicago police. The robbers fled in a silver BMW.

About 12 minutes later, the two people seen in these surveillance images used the victim’s credit card at the Mobil gas station, 1234 North Halsted, near Goose Island, police said.

Tips about the suspects can be shared with Detective Bilski at 312-744-8263. The case number is JG-130839.

CPD’s Lakeview-based Town Hall (19th) District, which includes Boystown, has experienced a 67% increase in robberies this year compared to the same time last year, according to the police department’s latest statistical report. Incidents are down compared to 2021 and 2020 but up 47% compared to 2019.

Update February 13: Today, Chicago police released this video of the suspects at the gas station.

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