2 more liquor stores robbed in Logan Square

CHICAGO — Two liquor stores were robbed within minutes of each other in Logan Square on Wednesday evening, Chicago police said. The holdups continue a pattern of similar crimes that began developing earlier in the month.

Last night’s robberies occurred about a half-mile apart on Fullerton Avenue: at L’Flamingo Liquors, 3556 West Fullerton, and Albany Food, 3048 West Fullerton.

Police said two masked men entered the stores around 9:50 p.m. and pulled out handguns. They took cash from two registers and personal property from two employees at L’Flamingo. Cash was also taken from the register at Albany Foods.

Officers described the suspects as two Black males in their late teens or early 20s who stand about 5’9″ tall and weigh about 170 pounds. They wore dark clothing, and each had a gun.

Albany Foods was also robbed during a liquor store holdup spree last Saturday. Police said they hit the cashier in the head with a handgun and took cash from the registers around 10:45 p.m.

Six more liquor stores were robbed that night, from Logan Square to Jefferson Park to North Center. Some victims reported that the men were wearing yellow gloves.

Last Wednesday, a similar robbery spree targeted four liquor stores and customers in Logan Square, Humboldt Park, and West Town.

Police said two or three men carried out the robberies, pointing guns equipped with extended ammunition magazines at the victims, ordering the victims to the floor, and taking the victims’ valuables, according to a CPD alert. After taking cash from the registers and safes, the robbers escaped in a black Alfa Romeo.

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