Cops release video of armed crew that robbed 8 businesses in 45 minutes on Thursday

Surveillance images show three of the four suspects seen in videos released by CPD. (Chicago Police Department)

Chicago police have updated their community alert about an armed robbery team that targeted eight businesses in 45 minutes on Thursday morning. Area Three detectives released these surveillance images and video from two of the robberies, hoping someone would recognize the offenders.

The group started their crime spree near the United Center, then moved to the Loop and West Loop before heading to Lakeview. During each robbery, the driver stayed in the car and positioned it for a quick getaway while their accomplices entered the businesses with handguns drawn, police said.

The crew took money from the businesses and cigarettes from display shelves at some locations.

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.

The video below, released by CPD on Friday afternoon, shows the crew robbing the 7-Eleven on Grenshaw and the Circle K on Western Avenue. Watch:

CPD’s alert said the robbers are Black males, but the police did not release age estimates.

Investigators can be reached at 312-744-8263. The crimes are listed under pattern #P24-3-021.

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