Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Cops Warn Of Man Robbing Shops In Lakeview And Uptown

The man wore a baseball hat with a large #23 during two of the robberies, police said | Chicago Police Dept.
Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who has committed at least three robberies across Lakeview and Uptown this month.

Here is what  cops are saying as well as some additional information that we have learned:

Most recently, the man entered the 7-Eleven store at 2821 North Ashland with a knife, dragged the sales clerk behind the counter, and took liquor and cigarettes before fleeing.

That happened around 2:35 a.m. on Tuesday.

The man is also responsible for robbing a Subway restaurant near the Sheridan Red Line station on May 13, police said.

As we reported then, a man entered the store at 3952 North Sheridan around 2:45 a.m.,  took the store's cash, and then demanded the female clerk's iPhone, too.

A third incident is listed on the police alert as having taken place in the 4000 block of North Kenmore around 2 a.m. on May 11. We have learned that the robbery actually took place on May 7.

The offender is a heavyset white or Hispanic man, 30-40 years old, and 5’5” to 5’11” tall. He wore a black baseball cap with a red bill and a large #23 in two of the robberies. On Tuesday, he wore a blue Cubs hat. Two photographs of the man were also released.

One witness on Tuesday believed that the man used an SUV similar to a Lincoln Navigator.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Area North detectives at 312.744.8263.

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  1. How's that cigarette tax working for ya Chicago?

    1. Starting July 1, they'll be robbing for Double Gulps with the penny-per-ounce sugar tax taking effect.

  2. I never get why these security cameras aren't at eye level. As soon as they wear a hat or hoodie the cameras are almost useless.

    1. I'm guessing because they would be easy to reach if they were at eye level. I imagine it would make it easier for people to mess with or destroy them and come back later to commit a real crime.

  3. More excellent pictures. There's safety at work.
    Armed with those photos, you'd have ample evidence to arrest what...maybe 65% of the attendees at any Bears home game?

  4. It's not bad enough that the fat fuck is robbing stores. He also has to terrorize the poor people working in there with weapons. Justice would be shooting the fat fuck on site. I hope a store employee shoots him in the face.