3 businesses robbed at closing time in Lincoln Square, West Town

Chicago police are investigating after three businesses were robbed at closing time Wednesday night, all within about 10 minutes of each other.

In Lincoln Square, a man robbed two businesses located about a half-block apart around 11:24 p.m.

First, a woman was closing Kimberli Sushi & Thai Cuisine, 2547 West Lawrence, when a robber walked in and demanded money from the register, according to a CPD media statement. The offender, who did not display a weapon, fled on foot.

At about the same time, a man entered The Green Post, 4749 North Rockwell, as a 33-year-old male employee was shutting down the bar, police said.

The robber walked up to the counter and demanded money from the register. He did not display a weapon and fled on foot, according to CPD.

Police did not release a description of the suspect.

As those robberies were happening, two armed men entered West Town Wine & Spirits, 2501 West North Avenue, and demanded money from a woman behind the counter, police said. They took the cash and fled.

An officer at the scene described them as two Black males wearing black hoodies. One is about 5’5″ tall, and the other is about 5’11”.

In addition to the business holdups, two street robberies were reported shortly after midnight.

Two masked, armed men robbed a man near the intersection of Jersey and Ardmore in North Park around 12:05 a.m. They fled in a black four-door vehicle, possibly a Nissan.

About ten minutes later, two masked men pointed guns at a woman and took her purse in the 1800 block of West Rice in West Town. They fled in a black sedan with tinted windows.