Thursday, July 23, 2015

ALERT: Armed Men Targeting North Side Convenience Stores

Chicago police have issued an alert to warn merchants about a series of armed robberies at convenience stores in Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Avondale, and Wicker Park.

Police have connected the spree to a group of two or three men, two of whom are seen in surveillance photos issued along with the alert.

Among the stores targeted have been the 7-Eleven near Ashland and Diversey in Lakeview and another 7-Eleven near the Armitage Brown Line station.

A copy of the police alert is available in PDF form here.

The following is the text of the alert:

About the Crime:

This alert gives notice to businesses operating in the above districts, of Armed Robberies of a small retail stores in those districts. Anywhere from one to three offenders enter the small retail stores and announce a robbery while armed with handguns.

About the Offender(s)

The offenders have been described as one to three, male blacks between the ages of 17- 25. They are between 5'7" – 5'11" tall and weighing approximately 150 -175 lbs. They are wearing black hooded sweatshirts and white gloves while armed with handguns.
See attached photos.

Incident times and locations:

• 1500 block of N. Damen on June 17, 2015 at 4:40am.
• 900 block of W. Armitage on June 26, 2015 at 4:00am
• 1400 block of N. Milwaukee on June 28, 2015 at 11:30pm.
• 2800 block of N. Ashland on July 3, 2015 at 12:30am.
• 3500 lock of N. Pulaski on July 19, 2015 at 12:30am.

What you can do:

• Be aware of this crime and alert other businesses in the area.
• Employees should call 911 to report any suspicious person(s) that may be lingering around their business.
• Business owners should ensure that their business is equipped with a working video surveillance system and hold up alarm.
• Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the offender(s) including any vehicle description and license plate information.

If you have any information Contact the Bureau of Detectives – Area North (312) 744-8263
HY-304465, HY-316265, HY-320013, HY-325490, HY-346428
Reference: P15-CWP-006
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1 comment:

  1. Shoulda seen the clerk at the Citgo on Clark watch my hand closely as I simply reached for my wallet when entering. These people are prepared man! What boggles me is that they have the bullet proof glass already but the door next to it is always wide open and that's where they hand you your change or receipt to sign rather than through the slot in the window.

    So, the conclusion is....these areas obviously used to be bad, they got "better", then worse again - but nobody wants anyone to know.