Armed men rob at least 8 people in crosstown spree

CHICAGO — An armed robbery crew went on a crosstown spree Sunday afternoon, robbing at least eight people in three stops from Logan Square to Goose Island, according to Chicago police reports.

Traveling in a dark-colored Infiniti SUV with a stolen license plate, the four men started by robbing a victim in the 3700 block of West Armitage around 1:30 p.m.

The same SUV pulled up to Restaurant Depot, 1030 West Division, just after 2 p.m. Four men wielding firearms got out of the vehicle and robbed three men and two women outside the business, police said. None of the victims was injured.

A short time later, the Infiniti stopped in the 1200 block of West Le Moyne, near the lot where Jack’s Pumpkin Pop-Up recently closed for the season. A man reported that three armed men went through his pockets and took a co-worker’s wallet. Again, no injuries were reported.

Another robbery spree was reported on Saturday morning in Logan Square and Bucktown.

Those holdups were committed by two or three armed men who jumped out of a white Infiniti that had bullet holes in it.

After robbing a victim near Division and Cicero around 9 a.m., the group moved to the 2500 block of West Cortland in Logan Square. An officer said they left empty-handed because their would-be victim didn’t have anything to give them.

At 9:15 a.m., they robbed two men in the 1900 block of North Sawyer. Moments later, they robbed another man in the 1600 block of North Milwaukee.

Saturday’s crew was generally described as Black men in their early 20s wearing ski masks. A description of Sunday’s robbery suspects was not available.

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