Armed robbers goal Lincoln Park 7-Eleven retailer twice this week


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The 7-Eleven retailer at 2619 North Clark in Lincoln Park | Google

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.

Repeatedly focused

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.

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