Armed men robbed 5 convenience stores and their customers in about 90 minutes, Chicago police say

The approximate locations of the incidents. (Multiplottr)

CHICAGO — Four men armed with a rifle and a pistol robbed five convenience stores in about 90 minutes on Tuesday morning, Chicago police said, targeting stores from Logan Square to Lakeview.

“Hands up, open the registers, empty your pockets, and get on the ground,” the crew ordered the stores’ cashiers and customers, according to a CPD bulletin released Wednesday.

Once they were in control of the store, the group took money from the registers along with liquor or tobacco products, the police said. Then they robbed the clerks and customers, too, taking cash and phones.

CPD said the robbers traveled in a light blue Infiniti with Illinois plate EH77922. The car was recently reported stolen from the 4200 block of North Marmora in Portage Park, according to CPD records.

Investigators said the group committed robberies at 7-Eleven stores located at:

  • 2401 North Milwaukee at 4:07 a.m.
  • 2355 North Damen at 4:27 a.m.
  • 1160 West Diversey at 4:38 a.m.
  • 2004 North Halsted at 4:40 a.m.
  • 33 South Aberdeen at 5:24 a.m.

The bulletin described them as Black males between 16 and 25 years old wearing black ski masks and dark clothing.

Tips can be shared with Area Three detectives at 312-746-7394 and 312-744-8263. Callers should refer to pattern #24-CWP-014.

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