Monday, May 22, 2017

Verizon Store Robbed In Heart Of Lincoln Square

The Verizon store is located in the heart of Lincoln Square's commercial center | Google
Four men pushed a Verizon store employee to the floor during a robbery in the heart of Lincoln Square on Monday morning.

The offenders entered the store at 4752 North Lincoln around 11:25 a.m., shoved the clerk out of the way, told a customer that they had a gun, and then marched into the rear storage area where the shop's inventory is stored, police said.

They grabbed about 25 still-in-the-box iPhones and fled southbound on Lincoln Avenue, police said.

All four are described as young black men between 17- and 20-years-old wearing hoodies and shorts. One hoodie was red, another was blue, and a third was multi-color, according to a witness.

No weapon was seen during the hold-up, and no one was seriously injured.

Boystown CVS Robbed

A shoplifter pulled out an X-Acto knife to ward off a CVS Pharmacy employee who tried to stop him from shoplifting in Boystown Monday afternoon.

The offender stuffed a plastic shopping bag with cosmetics and made his way toward the exit at 3101 North Clark around 1:05 p.m.

After pulling out the knife, the thief fled the store in an unknown direction.

He’s described as a white male with tattoos on his neck. He stands about 5’7” tall, weighs about 150 pounds, had a mustache and was wearing a black baseball cap, a dark T-shirt, denim shorts, and white gym shoes.

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  1. Pawar still somewhere downstate on his meet and greet tour? Bad optics, Ameya. Sad!

  2. Enjoy your $2 million houses and 35K a year in property taxes, Lincoln Square.

  3. Blue hoodie, red hoodie, multi-colored hoodie. Sounds like rainbow coalition. Jesse Jackson's posse?

  4. If only society would finally ban X-Acto knives and create affordable cosmetics.

  5. Isn't there some kind of EMERGENCY "silent" alarm to activate an outgoing call to the police???? We have to show we're making an EFFORT to divert these a**holes away from our "easy pickins".