Chicago police are investigating two armed robberies of the identical Lincoln Park comfort retailer this week. The store has been focused by robbers at the very least 5 instances since March, in accordance with police information.
The 7-Eleven at 2619 North Clark was robbed at gunpoint early Sunday and was robbed once more early Friday by a person who was armed with a big knife, in accordance with police. Nobody has been arrested.
Round 12:30 a.m. Sunday, a robber posed as a buyer earlier than he pulled out a gun and demanded objects from the 58-year-old clerk, CPD spokesperson Jessica Rocco stated. The sufferer positioned cigarettes, liquor, and money into the robber’s bag and the offender fled the scene. Police described the robber solely as a 30- to 40-year-old man.
Officers returned to the shop at 1:52 a.m. on Friday, July three, after a 911 caller reported a person was within the retailer with a knife. A 59-year-old clerk instructed police man pulled out a big knife and ordered him handy over valuables, Rocco stated. The sufferer complied and the person fled northbound on Clark Avenue.
In keeping with a witness, the second robber is a Black male in his early 30’s who stands 5’four” to five’5” tall. He was reportedly carrying a white do-rag and a white shirt.
Space Three detectives are investigating.
This week’s robberies are hardly the primary for the beleaguered comfort retailer, which sits on the northeast nook of Clark and Wrightwood streets:
- On March 13, two robbers entered the shop, took money from the register, and loaded bins of Newport cigarettes into duffel baggage earlier than escaping southbound on Clark Avenue round 5 a.m., in accordance with a police report.
- The shop was robbed once more at three:30 a.m. on March 14, in accordance with CPD knowledge.
- Round 1:45 a.m. on March 29, a gunman pulled out a pistol, threatened to shoot the clerk, took the shop’s money and fled southbound on Clark Avenue, in accordance with police.