Chicago crime: 2 masked men rob 8 Northwest Side businesses at gunpoint, police say

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Saturday, August 26, 2023
2 masked men rob 8 NW Side businesses at gunpoint: Chicago police
Two masked, armed men are carrying out Chicago robberies at Northwest Side businesses, the Chicago Police Department warned.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police issued a warning Saturday about two men who have been robbing businesses at gunpoint this month.

Police said the first robberies happened on Aug. 4 before resuming on Wednesday night and continuing on Thursday and Friday evenings.

In each robbery, two masked men entered a business with handguns and threatened customers and employees, police said. They then went behind the sales counter and took cash from the register.

Police said the 20 to 25-year-old suspects are described as between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-8. They wear black face masks, gray or blue sweatshirts, black or blue pants and light green gloves. They drive a silver Hyundai Elantra or a white SUV.

The robberies happened at the following times and locations:

  • 4300 block of North Central Ave. on Aug. 4 at 7:15 p.m.
  • 4600 block of North Kedzie Ave. on Aug. 4 at 9:54 p.m.
  • 4600 block of North Kedzie Ave. on Aug. 4 at 9:56 p.m.
  • 3100 block of West Montrose Ave on Aug. 23 at 11:26 p.m.
  • 4700 block of West Fullerton Ave. on Aug. 24 at 10:40 p.m.
  • 4400 block of West Armitage Ave. on Aug. 24 at 10:50 p.m.
  • 3700 block of West Montrose Ave. on Aug. 25 at 9:28 p.m.
  • 2100 block of West North Ave. on Aug. 25 at 10:06 p.m.

Police asked anyone with information to contact them at 312-746-7394.

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