Chicago police have arrested two men for allegedly committing a string of robberies and burglaries at two stores in the Loop.
Tim Jones, 43, and Cody Lloyd, 31, will be in court for detention hearings on Friday afternoon.
The men are accused of stealing liquor and cigarettes from Circle K, 211 West Adams, and 7-Eleven, 191 West Adams, repeatedly since August 8, according to a CPD charging statement and police reports.
Last week, Chicago police issued a community alert about the incidents. In it, Area Three detectives said each of the crimes involved two men.
During one robbery, an offender implied he had a gun. During another, an offender displayed a knife and threatened to stab a store employee. And the suspects sprayed mace on store employees during two of the crimes, the alert said.
The Circle K was targeted on August 8 at 11:35 p.m.; August 14 at 5:38 a.m.; August 20 at 12:30 p.m.; August 30 at 6:45 a.m.; and September 11 at 11:30 p.m., according to a CPD media statement.
Three more incidents occurred at the 7-Eleven: on September 16 at 12:15 a.m.; on September 26 at 1 a.m.; and on October 4 at 4:31 a.m.
Police said weapons were used during the two most recent robberies at the convenience store.
Jones is charged with three counts of armed robbery, four counts of burglary, and one count of felony retail theft. Court records show he was paroled in June for felony retail theft, his 13th felony prison sentence in Illinois, under the name Tony Winters
Lloyd is charged with three counts of armed robbery and four counts of burglary.