Smoke shop clerk attacked, pepper sprayed in Lakeview robbery, Chicago police say

Chicago violence: Suspects at large in North Halsted smoke shop attack

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Smoke shop clerk attacked in Lakeview robbery: CPD
EMBED <>More Videos

The 46-year-old clerk had to be hospitalized after the incident.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The 46-year-old clerk at a Lakeview smoke shop was attacked and robbed Tuesday night, Chicago police said.

Four male suspects entered the store, located in the 3400-block of North Halsted Street, just before 8:50 p.m. and began attacking the clerk, according to CPD.

The man was pepper sprayed before the suspects ran away and took a cash drawer with an unknown amount of money inside.

RELATED: Ravenswood liquor stores burglarized minutes apart, Chicago police say

The victim was taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital in good condition.

No one is in custody as Area Three detectives investigate.

In apparently unrelated violence, two liquor stores were burglarized on the North Side early Wednesday morning, and a couple was robbed in Lincoln Park Tuesday night, as well.