Police: North Side stores robbed at gunpoint with customers inside

Police are warning of three armed robberies in Chicago's Lakeview and Buena Park neighborhoods in the last month.

Authorities said in each incident, two men with a chrome handgun robbed the store and the customers inside.

A store located near North Broadway and West Waveland Avenue was held up around 3:30 a.m. on March 11.

Police said the suspects in this incident were described as two African American men wearing black jackets with hoods and black face masks. One man was about 5 ft. 9 in. tall and the other man stood at about 6 ft.

A store located near North Clark Street and West Belle Plaine Avenue was robbed twice: first around 3:30 a.m. Friday and again around 8:15 a.m. Sunday.

Police said the suspects in these incidents were described as two African American men in their 20s, weighing between 150 and 170 lbs. and between 5 ft. 9 in. and 6 ft. tall. One suspect was wearing a white jacket with red designs. The other was wearing a dark-colored jacket. Both covered their faces with scarves.

Anyone with information regarding these armed robberies should contact Area North detectives at (312) 747-8263.
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