Robbery crew struck 6 times in 45 minutes this morning, shot at a tamale vendor along the way

CHICAGO — An armed robbery crew swept through Logan Square and other Northwest Side neighborhoods on Friday morning, committing at least six robberies in 45 minutes, according to Chicago police. Some of the victims were tamale vendors.

In one robbery, they put a gun to a woman’s head and fired a shot in her direction. She was not injured.

CPD issued a community alert Friday evening about the crimes. It said up to five robbers jumped out of a gray Jeep Cherokee each time. They were armed with black handguns equipped with extended magazines. A source familiar with the investigation said the Jeep was recently stolen from Pilsen.

“Give us your money…we know you got money,” they ordered, according to the alert. The robbers took cash, flowers, wallets, credit cards, a purse, and other items from the victims, police said.

The robberies occurred in the 3300 block of West Armitage around 8:45 a.m.; the 3300 block of North Milwaukee at 8:46 a.m.; the 3300 block of West Fullerton at 8:55 and 8:56 a.m.; the 4800 block of West Dakin at 9 a.m.; and the 2600 block of North Parkside at 9:30 a.m., according to the alert.

In addition to firing a shot toward the woman in the 3300 block of North Milwaukee, they struck another victim in the head with a firearm.

CPD said the robbers were Black males between 15 and 25 years old. They wore black ski masks, black track pants or jeans, black hoodies, and white gloves. They are slim, 5’8″ to 6 feet tall, and armed with handguns, according to the alert.

Anyone with information about the crimes can call Area Five detectives at 312-746-7394. Refer to crime pattern P24-5-012.

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