Chicago police: 3 7-Eleven stores robbed minutes apart on North Side

ByChristian Piekos WLS logo
Friday, March 31, 2023
Armed robbers target more 7-Eleven stores on North Side
Another three 7-Elevens on the North Side were knocked off by armed robbers Friday.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Armed robbers held up three 7-Eleven stores on the North Side just minutes apart Friday morning, Chicago police said.

Chicago police still haven't connected this string of 7-Eleven armed robberies, but each hold up is strikingly similar.

The first robbery occurred in the 1500-block of West Lawrence Avenue at about 1:52 a.m.

Police said two male suspects armed with handguns entered the store and demanded the clerk to open up the cash register. Police said the suspects then fled the scene in a blue SUV.

At least 5 Chicago 7-Eleven stores robbed at gunpoint on North, West Sides, police say

Shortly after at 1:58 a.m., two male suspects armed with handguns robbed a 7-Eleven store in the 1400-block of West Montrose Avenue. The armed robbers demanded the clerk open the cash register and fled with cash in a black sedan.

The manager of the 7-Eleven said his employee who was held at gunpoint is shaken, but OK.

The third robbery occurred at 2 a.m. in the 3000-block of North Pulaski Road, police said. Two suspects demanded the clerk open the cash register and fled the scene with cash in a black SUV, police said.

No one was injured in any of the robberies and no one is in custody.

The robberies on Friday come after a series of armed robberies targeting 7-Eleven stores earlier this week. Police have not yet said if any of the robberies are linked.

One North Sider who didn't want to give his identity said the crime sprees are out of hand.

"My wife was mugged a year-and-a-half ago, so we know it what it feels like," they said.

Police also said a Thornton's gas station was robbed at 35th Street and California later Friday morning.

ABC7 has reached out to 7-Eleven for comment on what happened and have not heard back.

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