Gunmen robbed a Noble Square bar and 11 of its customers overnight

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CHICAGO — About 11 customers were robbed at gunpoint after five armed men entered a Noble Square bar around closing time this morning. It is the second time the bar and its patrons have been robbed since September.

Chicago police did not identify the business by name, but a source familiar with the incident said the robbery occurred at Chipp Inn, 832 North Greenview.

A group of five men displayed guns and demanded money from the register and from approximately 11 additional victims who were inside a business in the 800 block of North Greenview around 1:40 a.m., a Chicago police spokesperson said.

All of the victims complied with the robbers’ demands, and the offenders fled on foot. Police said no injuries were reported. CPD’s report does not indicate that any shots were fired, according to a department spokesperson.

Police did not describe the suspects.

A similar robbery occurred at Chipp Inn around 11 p.m. on September 10. Two armed men entered the bar and robbed several patrons as well as the tavern, police said at the time. That robbery was part of a larger crime spree in which armed men robbed several liquor stores and liquor store patrons the same night.

Several liquor stores were robbed late Thursday night, a couple of hours before the latest holdup at Chipp Inn, but it is unclear if the crimes are connected.

The robberies of Chipp Inn and its customers are similar to two armed robberies of bars and patrons in West Town on August 31.

Shortly after 1 o’clock that morning, two gunmen entered California Clipper, 1002 North California, to rob the business and its patrons. An officer radioed descriptions of the suspects: a Black male with dreadlocks wearing a mask and black hoodie and another Black male wearing a black hoodie with a bandana on his face. One wore gray pants, and the other wore red pants. The officer said both robbers appeared to be young and stood 5’2″ to 5’4″ tall.

About ten minutes later, two armed men robbed Rite Liquors and its customers at 1649 West Division.

Police have not announced any charges in connection with the crimes.

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