Wednesday, February 13, 2019

River North: Gas station attendant slashed during overnight robbery

A River North service station attendant was slashed on his back and left arm during a robbery early Wednesday, police said. No one is in custody.

The cashier, 54, told police that two men entered the BP gas station at 750 North Wells around 1:08 a.m. and announced a robbery. One of the men cut the victim’s back and arm and displayed a handgun, police said.

After collecting valuables from the store, the two men climbed into a newer model red Jeep Renegade and sped away westbound on Chicago Avenue. Police lost sight of the Jeep as it entered the Kennedy Expressway at Division Street. The vehicle’s license plate was reportedly covered with snow.

The station attendant was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said.

According to the victim, the offenders were two black men who wore hooded sweaters and had scarves covering their faces.
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