Robbers who fired into gas station glass are responsible for more holdups, Chicago cops say

Chicago police say the armed robbers who fired a shot into a Roger Park gas station’s bulletproof glass last week are responsible for at least four more holdups in the area.

Three men walked into Devon Shell, 1500 West Devon, around 10:55 p.m. on June 26 and tried to get into the cashier’s secure area to rob the clerk. But the room was locked, so they gave up, and one of them fired a gun into the ballistic partition “to intimidate” the victim, according to police.

About an hour later, at least two men robbed Wingstop, 7003 North Clark, at gunpoint, taking the store’s cash register trays, according to a CPD report.

The same crew robbed Walgreens, 3019 West Peterson, at 10:50 p.m. on June 14, police said in a community alert today. One of the men brandished a gun and went behind the counter to take money from the registers.

They struck again around midnight Thursday, June 29, at a business in the 6600 block of North Western Avenue.

On Friday, they robbed 7-Eleven, 5562 North Lincoln, around 10:20 p.m. In that holdup, one man was the lookout while another went behind the counter with a gun to get cash and liquor.

Police said up to four Hispanic men are involved in the crimes, all between 15 and 20 years old. They wear ski masks, hoodies, and gloves, then escape on foot or on bicycles.

Tips can be shared with police at 312-745-6110. Refer to community alert number P23-3-045.

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