3 businesses robbed in about 2 hours on the North Side, alderman says

CHICAGO — Armed robberies were reported at three North Side businesses on Wednesday evening, a Chicago alderman says, and at least two of the crimes appear to be connected. Ald. Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth (48th) told her constituents about the crimes in an email this afternoon.

The first robbery occurred at CVS, 5205 North Broadway, around 7:56 p.m., Manaa-Hoppenworth said. A gunman demanded cash from an employee and escaped with about $400, according to an initial estimate given to police.

The alderman’s email said that the same robber is suspected of robbing McDonald’s, 1004 West Wilson, in Uptown about an hour later. He was last seen heading east on Wilson after getting money from a female employee.

A witness described the suspect as Black, about 25 years old, 6’2″ tall, and 180 pounds. He wore a black hat, a black hoodie, black pants, and a black glove on his left hand.

Manaa-Hoppenworth encouraged anyone with information about him to contact Area Three detectives at 312-744-8263. Refer to case #JH144126.

Then, around 9:47 p.m., the Walgreens at 6121 North Broadway was robbed by up to three men who displayed at least one gun. They forced the manager to get cash from a back office during the hold-up.

The police do not believe the Walgreens robbery is linked to the other two, according to the alderman. Area Three detectives are handling the Walgreens case, too, she said.

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