CHICAGO — Two businesses were robbed at gunpoint in less than 30 minutes Monday evening in Logan Square. Both businesses were also robbed last week, according to Chicago police reports.
Around 8:33 p.m. yesterday, a man displayed a gun and robbed a business in the 3100 block of West Armitage, CPD said in a media statement. While police did not identify the business publicly, a CPD report identified it as Walgreens, 3110 West Armitage.
An officer who responded to the store said the robber was a White or Hispanic man wearing a tan jacket, mask, hat, and sunglasses. He fled on a bike.
That store was also robbed around 12:15 p.m. on Saturday. In that case, a man sprayed the cashier with mace and took money from the register, a separate police report said. Cops found the robber’s mask, clothing, and gloves in a nearby alley, but no arrests have been announced.
About ten minutes after Walgreens was robbed last night, another robbery occurred a half-mile away at 7-Eleven, 2020 North California. In that case, a man stole items from the store and put a gun to the cashier’s neck when they tried to stop him.
The convenience store robber was said to be White and wearing a light-colored jacket with a mask and hat.
That 7-Eleven was also targeted by a holdup crew that robbed three convenience stores in about 20 minutes on Friday morning.