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Warning Issued After String Of Armed Robberies On NW Side

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Surveillance photos of the suspected robbers. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Surveillance photos of the suspected robbers. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Police in a handful of Northwest Side districts have issued an advisory to neighborhood 7-Eleven and Subway stores of a recent spate of armed robberies.

pic1 Warning Issued After String Of Armed Robberies On NW Side

Surveillance photos of the suspected robbers. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)


According to a Community Alert issued by Grand Central Area detectives, the robbers, described as black males between 18 and 30 years old, 5-foot-8 to 6-feet tall with medium builds, entered the businesses armed with a handgun, and demanded the money from the registers.

In two incidents they also took property from customers.

The robbers may be driving a black 4-door vehicle, possibly a Chrysler, according to the alert. These incidents have occurred in the Shakespeare, Austin, Albany Park, and Grand Central police districts.

The Subway robberies have occurred between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m., while the 7-Eleven robberies have occurred between 11 p.m. and 7:30 a.m.

Anyone who may information about the robberies is asked to call detectives at (312) 746-8362.

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