Cops looking for 3 men in connection with at least 10 armed robberies in Bucktown, West Town

Chicago police released these surveillance images of three men they want to identify in connection with a string of armed robberies. (Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO — We have new images to share today of three men that Chicago police are trying to track down in connection with a string of armed robberies last week.

Detectives have linked at least ten robberies to the crew, saying the suspects fired shots during one of the crimes.

CPD previously released a video of a robbery crew robbing a man at gunpoint in the middle of North Avenue in Bucktown. Now, Area Five investigators are sharing an officer safety alert showing three men they want to identify.

The robberies began with a single holdup around 6:53 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, in the 2200 block of North Leavitt. A CPD spokesperson told us shortly after the robbery that four men displayed guns and demanded property from the victims, one of whom suffered a minor shoulder injury when the group pulled him from the car and slammed him on the ground. We also learned the victims were an Uber driver and his passenger.

Two more robberies followed on March 11: in the 1600 block of North Elston at 4:33 a.m. and in the 1900 block of West North Avenue at 4:54 a.m.

Police released video of the North Avenue robbery last week. Watch:

Things really escalated the next day, March 13. Police said in a community alert that the group seen in the video committed seven more robberies within about 30 minutes that morning, starting at 6:05 a.m in the 2100 block of West North Avenue.

More robberies quickly followed:

  • in the 1800 block of West North Avenue at 6:08 a.m.
  • in the 1500 block of North Leavitt at 6:11 a.m.
  • in the 4000 block of West Potomac at 6:28 a.m.
  • in the 2000 block of West LeMoyne at 6:30 a.m.
  • in the 1200 block of North Lavergne at 6:30 a.m.

Finally, at 6:36 a.m., the group fired shots at a victim in the 4800 block of West Potomac, according to a police bulletin. CPD said no injuries were reported, but the bullets damaged property in the area.

Tips regarding the suspects can be shared with Det. O’Brien, star #20614, at 312-746-6554. Or, call Area Five’s general phone number at 312-746-7394. CPD has organized the investigation under crime pattern #P24-5-018.

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