Gunman has robbed 7 businesses in 3 weeks, CPD says

CHICAGO — An armed man has robbed seven businesses, mainly in Logan Square, since November 13, Chicago police said in a community alert Monday.

The man usually walks in and either displays a gun, says he has a gun, or shows the butt of a handgun while demanding money from the register, police said. He threatens to shoot employees if they don’t comply with his demand.

After stuffing the business’ money into a black or white bag, he leaves the area on foot.

Area Five detectives said the man is responsible for robbing:

  • 7-Eleven, 2020 North California, at 8:29 p.m. on November 13
  • Walgreens, 3110 West Armitage, at 8:33 p.m. on November 13
  • Walgreens, 3320 West Fullerton, at 6:32 p.m. on November 17
  • McDonald’s, 4338 West North Avenue, at 7:42 p.m. on November 19
  • Dunkin, 3427 West Diversey, at 6:20 a.m. on November 26
  • McDonald’s, 3245 West North Avenue, at 2:24 p.m. on November 27
  • Walgreens, 2001 North Milwaukee, at 3:58 a.m. on November 30

The alert described him as Hispanic, 23 or 24 years old, with a short haircut and sideburns. He wears a black ski mask, black sweatpants, and a black hoodie, police said. He’s about 5’1″ tall and 125 to 150 pounds.

Area Five detectives can be reached at 312-746-7394. The robberies are listed under crime pattern P23-5-081.

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