In the robberies, two men dressed in all black with hats or ski masks have walked into the stores, shown a handgun and demanded cash from the register and employees’ wallets, according to a business alert from Austin District detectives.
One of the final images jurors saw in the murder trial of Jose Rebollar-Vergara was videotape of victim Gabriel Gonzalez, fatally shot, falling down in front of a Round Lake Beach convenience store, trying to access his cell phone and struggling to his feet before he collapsed and died.
Police in northwest Indiana were hoping surveillance images would help them catch the suspects who shot two convenience store clerks during a robbery this week.
Nahshon Shelton didn’t want to pay the 22-cent tax on his $1.79 two-liter of Pepsi on Saturday afternoon, so he allegedly pulled a blue-steel Intratec .22-caliber submachine gun inside the convenience store where they tried to make him pay it — and he threatened to kill everyone there.
About 7:20 p.m., three men, ages 27, 25 and 36, were in a convenience store in the 1600 block of West Howard Street when someone standing across the street opened fire.
Joey Jones, 31, has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 57-year-old Omar Maslat, a cashier at a convenience store in the 2400 block of West 63rd Street. He’s also been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of 50-year-old Brion Payne in Uptown.
Prosecutors said Kenneth Bardlett admitted to being one of the two men caught on surveillance video as they tried to rob Sam’s Tobacco and Foodmart on Jan. 19, although Bardlett is not accused of being the gunman who shot the clerk, Husein Saghir.
The store owner is sharing video of the encounter in hopes of alerting the public and catching the culprit. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.
Brian Lykins and Emil Niemi are charged with aggravated robbery for holding up two late-night businesses on the Northwest Side.
A second suspect has been charged in an armed robbery and shooting at a Logan Square store, where the owner and brother-in-law fought off the robbers with a baseball bat, a stool and a fire extinguisher.
Spiderman is a hero in the movies, but he’s turning out to be a bad guy in Chicago.
The shooting death of a 40-year-old man on the West Side was the city’s 500th murder this year, city officials said Friday after initially disagreeing on the tally.
Two Chicago men were arrested Monday after they allegedly robbed an Oak Lawn convenience store and led police through two southwestern suburbs before crashing in Chicago.
An employee at a South Side convenience store was found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest after an apparent robbery Tuesday night, authorities said.
Chicago Police are looking for two suspects who used a not-so-ordinary weapon during a hold-up overnight on the South Side.
Several Chicago pastors want the city to shut down a convenience store in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood, where six people were shot last week – one of them fatally.
Police have released surveillance video and the 911 tape from an armed robbery that left a female store clerk dead in Merrillville, Ind.
Police are questioning several people in the murder of Chicago Police Officer Clifton Lewis, but there have been no charges and no one is officially in custody.
A customer at a Crestwood convenience store brazenly stole a donation jar set out to benefit a young woman battling cancer. Police hope surveillance tape — and the public — will help catch the culprit.
Chicago police are searching for a man and woman accused of robbing an Uptown convenience store last Tuesday with a handgun.