Cellular stores robbed in Lincoln Park, North Center

Chicago police are investigating two cellular store robberies that unfolded just minutes apart Thursday evening in Lincoln Park and North Center.  No arrests have been made.

Just after 8 p.m., two people used knives or other sharp objects to sever the security cords attached to phones at T-Mobile, 1958 West Irving Park Road, according to a police report.  They gathered several devices, then fled the scene in a dark-colored sedan that was occupied by a third person.

Minutes earlier, two men and a woman carried out a similar raid at AT&T, 1730 West Fullerton. 

Police officers who reviewed security footage of the T-Mobile incident said the suspects are two Black males standing 5’8″ to six feet tall, one of whom had a tattoo over his eye and a long scar running down the side of his face. They wore ski masks and black clothing, with one wearing brown work boots and the other wearing black Air Force One shoes.

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