Man dressed as CPD officer robs currency exchange in Streeterville, police say

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police said a man dressed as a CPD officer robbed a currency exchange in the city's Streeterville neighborhood Monday evening.

Police said that at about 7:40 p.m. a man wearing a Chicago Police Department uniform, including a baseball cap, long-sleeve button-up shirt and reflective vest, as well as a surgical mask, entered a currency exchange inside the North Bridge shops in the 500 block of North Michigan Avenue.

The man approached a 22-year-old woman who worked there, implied he had a gun and announced a robbery, police said.

The woman gave the robber an unknown amount of cash inside a bag, and the man fled.

No injuries were reported, police said.

Police describe the suspect around 40 years old, about 6 ft. tall weighing 180 to 200 lbs.

No one is in custody.

An investigation by Area Central detectives is ongoing.
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