Chicago police: Robber, possibly armed with crowbar, following victims home from NW Side Walgreens

ByChristian Piekos WLS logo
Monday, August 22, 2022
Police warn of robber following victims home from NW Side Walgreens
Chicago police have a warning for people who may be shopping at a Walgreens on the Northwest Side.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police have issued an alert about a robber armed with a crowbar who followed victims home from a Northwest Side Walgreens.

Police said the robber in a silver Honda SUV followed two victims home from a Walgreens at Belmont and Cicero Avenues twice on Sunday.

The first robbery occurred in the 3200-block of North Lamon Avenue at 6:30 p.m. and the second occurred in the 2900-block of North Keating Avenue at 6:50 p.m.

Police said the suspect may be armed with a crowbar and a handgun and describe him as having curly hair, wearing a blue facemask with a white tank top shirt.

-Never resist a robbery. Value your life over any and all property.

-Take note of any unique physical characteristics (scars, limp, acne, teeth, etc...) or vehicle features, including license plates

-Never pursue a fleeing assailant, provide the information to the police

- If approached by a witness to the incident, request contact information

-Dial 9-1-1 immediately and remain on scene when possible

- Do not touch anything until police arrive.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Five Detectives at 312-746-7394.