North Side Walgreens is robbed for the 3rd time this year

CHICAGO — An armed man robbed a North Side Walgreens at knifepoint on Tuesday night, according to Chicago police. It’s at least the third time the store has been robbed this year.

The masked robber wielded a “large knife” and demanded money from the cashier at the 6140 North Western Avenue location around 9:22 p.m., police said. He collected the store’s cash and escaped on foot, last seen passing a nearby Chase bank.

The suspect was described as a White or Hispanic man under six feet tall, carrying a Nike backpack, and wearing a balaclava-style mask with a black hoodie.

Earlier this month, the same Walgreens location was included in a list of stores, mainly Walgreens locations, that have been targeted by a group of up to four armed robbers since mid-January.

Those crimes were committed at gunpoint, police said, with the Western Avenue location being targeted on January 30 and February 2.

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