Chicago cops hunt robbery crew that committed 8 holdups in 93 minutes

A frame from video released by Chicago police shows a robbery crew targeting a motorist on February 29, 2024. (Chicago Police Department)

Chicago police detectives released surveillance video on Tuesday of a robbery crew that committed eight holdups in about 90 minutes on February 29, mostly in Logan Square. Cops are hoping the footage will help them crack the case as they try to put the lid on an emerging increase in robbery crew activity.

The video shows armed men getting out of a car to apparently rob someone in another vehicle in the parking lot of a business. As that crime is unfolding, one of the robbers runs over to another vehicle in the parking lot to rob another victim.

It’s at least the fourth active robbery crew that CPD investigators have identified in recent days.

Police said the group used a firearm with a blue laser sight and traveled in a black four-door Infiniti. Detectives linked the group to the following robberies on February 29:

  • in the 4400 block of West Armitage at 4:30 a.m.
  • in the 3300 block of West Armitage between 5:20 and 5:40 a.m.
  • in the 2200 block of North Avers at 5:26 a.m.
  • in the 1800 block of North Ridgeway at 5:30 a.m.
  • in the 3500 block of West Dickens at 5:35 a.m.
  • in the 2200 block of North Springfield between 5:35 and 5:43 a.m.
  • in the 2300 block of North Spaulding at 5:45 a.m.
  • in the 3300 block of West Armitage at 6:03 a.m.

Here is the video the police released:

CPD’s alert described the suspects only as four Black males wearing dark-colored masks. Area Five detectives are handling the investigation, which is listed under crime pattern #P24-5-016. They can be reached at 312-746-7394.

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