Police: 5 in custody after robbery, crash; University of Chicago placed on brief lockdown

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The University of Chicago was on brief lockdown Monday afternoon as police searched the Hyde Park campus for armed robbery suspects accused of robbing a GameStop store.

The robbery occurred in the 1700 block of West 119th Street in the Morgan Park neighborhood where multiple offenders entered and robbed a commercial business, according to Chicago police.

The two offenders fled in a car that had been reported stolen, police said. Officers were able to use technology to track them. The allegedly stolen car crashed into a white Ford Escape on the University of Chicago campus and five persons of interest were taken into custody for questioning, police said.

Charges are pending, police said.
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