Robbers zip-tied cellular store employees in Lincoln Park: Chicago police report

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CHICAGO — Armed men zip-tied the employees of a Lincoln Park cellular store during a robbery in Lincoln Park on Monday evening.

It happened just before 8 p.m. at the AT&T Store, 1730 West Fullerton, in the Riverpoint shopping center.

In a media statement, Chicago police said two men entered the store and restrained the employees. A CPD report said the victims’ hands were zip-tied. The pair took several phones, electronics, and cash at gunpoint. Police said they escaped through the back door and fled in a white SUV.

Officers at the scene said the robbers were two Black males between 16 and 20 years old. They stood 5’6″ to 6′ tall and wore black hoodies and dark jeans. Both were armed.

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