Police hunt 2 men who robbed restaurant, convenience store at gunpoint on NW Side

These two men are wanted for robbing the Subway restaurant at 5232 North Nagle and an Albany Park 7-Eleven store in May 2024. (Chicago Police Department)

CHICAGO — Police are trying to identify two men who robbed Northwest Side businesses at gunpoint last month. Detectives released a video on Sunday of the men robbing one of the shops, hoping someone would recognize them.

The video shows the men robbing Subway, 5232 North Nagle, around 11:56 p.m. on May 9. Less than 15 minutes after they completed that robbery, the duo robbed a 7-Eleven at 4771 North Elston, according to police.

CPD said one of the robbers was White, and the other was Black. Anyone with information about them can call Area Five detectives at 312-746-7394. The case numbers are JH257378 and JH257356.

Several other Subways and 7-Eleven robberies were reported across the far north and northwest sides on the evening of May 9. Prosecutors have charged a Rogers Park man with some of those.

Skokie and Lincolnwood police arrested Saul Esquivel, 18, on May 14 after he allegedly ran from a stolen car. Investigators subsequently linked him to the robbery cases.

He is accused of being one of the men who robbed Subway, 1958 West Peterson, around 9:46 p.m. on May 9, and a store in the 4500 block of North Kedzie around 10 p.m. on May 13.

The CPD also linked him to the attempted robbery of Subway, 3348 West Lawrence, on May 13. A security guard working at the store walked in while the robbery was in progress, scaring the gunmen away.

Skokie police said Esquivel tried to rob a 7-Eleven in the 7900 block of North Crawford around 12:35 a.m. on May 14, not long after the Subway was targeted. He didn’t get anything.

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