The Chicago Police Department is urging businesses in the 17th, 19th, and 20th districts to be on high alert after a series of four robberies occurred in the area. In each incident, armed robbers entered the business with handguns and demanded cash from the register before fleeing the scene.
According to police, the robbers were 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 was dressed in a puffy coat with the Guess emblem on the sleeve, a ski mask, and black pants.
The weapon used in all incidents was a silver handgun. The robberies took place at different times and locations: 3200 Block of West Lawrence Ave on December 30, 2023 at 6:04 PM; 5600 Block of North Ridge Ave on December 30, 2023 at 7:45 PM; 5200 Block of North Broadway Ave on February 7,