Chicago Police shot a man suspected of robbing at least 12 stores since January after he struck again Tuesday night on the Near North Side, police said. Natalie Martinez reports.
Chicago police shot and arrested a suspected serial armed robber in a busy Bucktown intersection late Tuesday after he allegedly robbed a Subway restaurant then tried running over an officer.
Police said the suspect robbed the Subway on the 800 block of North State Street just before midnight then took off in an SUV. Officers followed him through Wicker Park to the six-corner intersection of North, Milwaukee and Damen avenues where he crashed into a parked car outside a Walgreens.
When police surrounded his SUV, the man tried getting away by backing into a squad car, police said. He then started speeding toward an officer, who shot the man.
The officer was not injured, and the suspect was taken to Stroger Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police believe he is the same man who held up a dozen stores and restaurants at gunpoint since January. He could face numerous charges in Tuesday night's incident and possibly others if he is connected to the 11 other robberies.