FBI hunts armed men who robbed 2 armored cars in Chicago suburbs Wednesday

CHICAGO — The FBI is asking for help as they try to catch an armed robbery crew that held up two armored cars in the Chicago suburbs on Wednesday.

The first holdup occurred around 9:40 a.m. at 1968 South Sibley Blvd. in Calumet City. That’s the location of a strip mall anchored by Pete’s Fresh Market. The FBI released this surveillance photo of the robbery in progress, saying they believe four “young black males and one unseen driver” are responsible for the robbery.

An armed robbery team holds up an armored car in Calumet City on April 12, 2023. | FBI

At noon, another armored car heist unfolded at 2330 173rd Street in Lansing, the address for a Gordon Food Service store. Once again, the FBI described the crew as four “young black males and one unseen driver.”

The agency released these surveillance images of the Lansing robbery:

Armed robbers force an armored car guard to the pavement during a holdup in Lansing, Illinois, on April 12, 2023. | FBI

Anyone who has information about the crimes can contact the FBI at 312-421-6700 or online at tips.fbi.gov.

A third armored car robbery was reported within the Chicago city limits around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon. That holdup, which occurred outside a currency exchange in the 500 block of West 31st Street in Bridgeport, was similar to the suburban cases. The FBI did not release any information about that crime.