Chicago — For the third time since Sunday, armed robbers zoomed across the city, holding up convenience stores and escaping with cash registers and money, according to Chicago police.
Just before 2 a.m., two men walked into 7-Eleven, 1532 West Lawrence, and ordered the clerk to open the register, Chicago police said. The employee complied, and the offenders escaped in a blue SUV.
Moments later, the group hit another 7-Eleven a 1425 West Montrose. CPD said two men entered the store, and one displayed a gun while demanding the store’s cash.
Next, two armed men robbed the 7-Eleven at 3005 North Pulaski. They displayed guns, ordered the clerk to open the cash drawer, and fled in a black SUV.
Investigators in Cicero were working to determine if the same group held up a store in their town around 3 a.m.
A similar wave of convenience store hold-ups was reported early on Wednesday. At least five 7-Eleven stores were robbed from West Ridge to Boystown to the West Loop.
On Monday, three convenience stores were robbed within 30 minutes.
So far, Chicago police have not announced any descriptions of the suspects.