Cops hunt gunman linked to four North Side business robberies (video)

Surveillance cameras at McDonald’s, 1004 West Wilson, captured footage of the robber. (Chicago Police Department)

Chicago police released surveillance video on Thursday morning of an armed robber whom detectives have linked to at least four holdups since December. The man’s alleged accomplice, Anthony Wilson, was recently charged with two of those crimes.

On February 7, the robber who remains at large robbed the CVS at 5205 North Broadway around 7:55 p.m. and then robbed the McDonald’s at 1004 West Wilson less than an hour later, CPD says.

Surveillance cameras at McDonald’s captured footage of the robber milling around before the holdup. Another clip shows him pulling a gun on the cashier and grabbing money from her cash drawer. Take a look and see if you recognize him:

On December 30, the man in the video teamed up with Wilson to rob a Family Dollar and a Walgreens on the North Side, police and prosecutors say.

The suspect is 20 to 30 years old and has long brown braids, police said in a community alert Thursday.

Tips can be shared with Detective Bilski or Area 3 Detectives at 312-744-8263. Refer to crime pattern #P24-3-011.

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