Armed men robbed 8 businesses in 45 minutes, Chicago police say

CHICAGO — A group of armed men needed just 45 minutes to rob eight businesses from the Loop to Lakeview on Thursday morning, Chicago police said in a community alert.

The crew entered the businesses between 5:30 a.m. and 6:15 a.m., displaying handguns and taking money from the registers, according to the alert. They escaped each scene in a silver Nissan sedan.

Robberies were reported at:

  • Dunkin, 1519 West Madison, at 5:30 a.m.
  • Starbucks, 40 North Clinton, at 5:45 a.m.
  • Dunkin, 229 West Jackson, at 5:49 a.m.
  • 7-Eleven, 560 West Grenshaw, at 5:55 a.m.
  • Dunkin, 901 West Washington, at 5:57 a.m.
  • Dunkin, 500 West Roosevelt, at 6 a.m.
  • Circle K and Subway, 3601 North Western Avenue, at 6:15 a.m.

CPD described the group as four Black men of unknown ages wearing medical gloves, face coverings, blue jeans, and hoodies. According to police, one of them wore a maroon winter jacket.

Area Three detectives are handling the investigation. Their number is 312-744-8263.

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