The Bureau of Detectives — Area 3 is urging businesses in the 17th, 19th and 20th districts to be cautious after four robberies occurred in the area. In each incident, thieves entered the business with handguns and demanded money from the cash register before fleeing the scene.
Police have described the suspects as two Black men between 20 and 30 years old. One was wearing a black puffy coat, a black hat with a Nike symbol, and black jeans, while the other man was wearing a puffy coat with the Guess emblem on the sleeve, a black ski mask, and black pants. The weapon used in all incidents was a silver handgun.
The robberies took place at different locations and times: December 30th, at 6:04 PM on the 3200 Block of West Lawrence Ave; December 30th, at 7:45 PM on the 5600 Block of North Ridge Ave; February 7th, at 7:55 PM on the 5200 Block of North Broadway Ave; and February 7th at