Cops Warn Of North Side Armed Robberies

Seven stores robbed in last month

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Police believe the same guy is responsible for seven robberies on the city's north side since Jan. 18. Charlie Wojciechowski reports. (Published Monday, Feb 4, 2013)

    Chicago police on Monday were warning employees at north side businesses to be extra cautious after several locations were robbed in the past month.

    Police said the robberies occurred between 11:30 p.m. and 2:15 a.m. on Jan. 18 through Feb. 3 at seven locations including a convenience store, restaurant and drug store. In each case an armed man entered the business and demanded money from the cash register. In some incidents, he brought items to the counter before robbing the store.

    The suspect has been described as a Hispanic male between 22 and 40 years old, standing 5-foot-5 to 6-foot-2 and weighing 160 to 210 pounds. He wears a dark hooded sweatshirt and in some cases a black knit cap.

    The robberies took place on the 3600 block of North Western Avenue, 1500 block of West Fullerton Avenue, 1700 block of North Clybourn Avenue, 2800 block of North Ashland Avenue, 1700 block of North Sheffield Avenue, 100 block of West Division Street and the 2900 block of North Broadway.

    Police urge employees to be aware of any suspicious activity or people resembling the described robber.

    Anyone with information regarding the robberies or the suspect is asked to contact the Bureau of Detectives at 312-744-8263.