Gunmen rob the Subway that Jussie Smollett made famous — along with 3 men who were inside

The Subway at 511 North McClurg (Yelp)

CHICAGO — Two men robbed a sandwich shop and some of its customers in Streeterville on Thursday evening, according to Chicago police. It happened at Subway, 511 North McClurg. That’s the store that infamously sold Jussie Smollett a tuna sandwich moments before he was not beaten by right-wing fanatics in 2019.

Police said two men entered the store at 9:20 p.m., displaying guns and demanding money from the register. After getting cash from the till, the pair robbed three men who were in the store, ages 23, 25, and 33, according to a CPD spokesperson. The robbers left the area on foot.

Officers at the scene said the robbers were a White man and a Black man, both wearing masks and both armed with guns. They were last seen heading south on McClurg Court.

River North carjacking

Police are investigating an armed carjacking reported in River North overnight. Two masked men put a gun to the victim’s face in the first block of West Hubbard and drove away with his black 2018 BMW M5, according to a CPD report. The victim, 35, was not injured.

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