Serial sandwich shop robber’s getaway car revealed; another store hit overnight

Chicago police have linked this man and the pictured car with a series of armed robberies at sandwich shops from downtown to Logan Square. | Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO — Another Subway sandwich shop was robbed overnight, one day after Chicago police issued an updated community alert about a man who has committed at least nine similar robberies in the past month.

This morning’s robbery occurred around 2:55 a.m. at the 2352 West Cermak location, according to a CPD report. A man wearing dark clothing displayed a gun, robbed the place, then fled on foot.

It’s not yet known if the robbery was committed by the man CPD warned about this week.

On Wednesday, detectives released a picture of the getaway car he used after robbing sandwich shops. They also added another robbery to the list of crimes he’s suspected of committing: Monday at 1:36 a.m. in the 700 block of West 31st Street.

Police previously said the man either goes behind the counter and takes money from the register or orders an employee to give him the cash at gunpoint. He punched an employee in the face during one of the holdups.

The man is suspected of robbing stores:

  • in the 1200 block of South Canal at 4:20 a.m. on June 25 and 3:45 a.m. on July 15
  • in the 700 block of South Western at 11:47 a.m. on June 26
  • in the 2500 block of West North Avenue at 10:45 a.m. on June 27
  • in the 700 block of North Milwaukee at 9 a.m. on June 30
  • in the first block of West Ohio at 4 a.m. on July 8
  • in the 1600 block of West Roosevelt at 10:28 p.m. on July 16
  • in the 600 block of South Wabash at 3:48 a.m. on July 18

Police said he is 20 to 35 years old, 5’10″ to 6’4″ tall, and 175 to 200 pounds. Information can be shared with detectives by calling 312-744-8263 and referring to crime pattern 23-CWP-032.

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