According to police, at least four Chicago 7-Eleven stores were targeted in armed robberies early Wednesday morning.
Police have not stated whether any of the robberies are linked.
At about 1:10 a.m., the first robbery was reported in the 900 block of West Monroe Street. According to police, two male suspects armed with handguns entered the 7-Eleven, announced a robbery, and stole cash from two cash registers.
According to police, the suspects also stole the keys to a customer’s 2017 black Jeep Cherokee, which they then fled in.
Another store in the 500 block of West Grenshaw Street was robbed around 1:45 a.m., according to police.
According to police, two male suspects armed with handguns entered the store and stole money from two cash registers. They then fled in a black SUV, according to police.
At about 3:11 a.m., police reported a third 7-Eleven robbery in the 2700 block of West Touhy Avenue.
According to police, two male suspects entered the store armed with handguns and stole money from two registers. They then fled on foot, and it is unknown if they got into a vehicle, according to police.
The fourth robbery happened around 3:15 a.m. in the 6800 block of North Western Avenue.
According to police, two male suspects entered the convenience store armed with handguns and stole cash from two registers. They then fled in a black SUV, according to police.
No one has been arrested in connection with any of the robberies, and no injuries have been reported. Area Three detectives are looking into the matter.
Just two days ago, Chicago police issued a business alert warning of four similar overnight robberies at 7-Eleven, most of which occurred on the city’s North Side.
In one of those robberies, police said a suspect jumped out of a vehicle and pointed a black and gray 9mm gun with a blue laser attachment.
The four robberies in the police alert occurred in:
-6800 West North Ave. at 02:42 a.m.
-1153 West Belmont Ave. at 3:37 a.m.
-2341 West Belmont Ave. at 3:50 a.m.
-2366 North Damen Ave. at 4:00 a.m.
Police said the suspects in each of the four robberies listed in the alert were seen in a black SUV.
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