Cops: Spider-Man Bandit Hit Three Stores This Month

Man wearing a Spider-Man mask held up a store on the Northwest Side Thursday night

By Emily Florez
|  Friday, Feb 22, 2013  |  Updated 8:43 PM CDT
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An armed robber wearing the same kind of mask has hit three stores in the last month, authorities said.

An armed robber wearing the same kind of mask has hit three stores in the last month, authorities said.

The so-called Spider-Man bandit struck again this week on Chicago's Northwest Side.

Police said the man held up a convenience store on the 3700 block of North Harlem Avenue at about 7 p.m. Thursday. Police News Affairs said he was wearing a blue-and-red Spider-Man mask when he walked into the store, displayed a gun and asked the cashier to put money into a bag.

Police said this is likely the third store he held up in the past two months.

An armed robber wearing the same kind of mask held up a store about a mile away around 5 a.m. Tuesday on the 2700 block of North Harlem Avenue, police said. He also likely was the person behind a Jan. 24 robbery at a 7-Eleven on the 2700 block of North Harlem around 9:45 p.m., police said.

The suspect is described as a white man who stands between 5 feet, 8 inches and 5 feet, 11 inches tall. He's between 20 and 29 years old, authorities estimated, and has been seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and Spider-Man ski mask.

A spokesperson for 7-Eleven said the man wore a Spider-Man mask and a tannish coat.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call the Area North Bureau of Detectives at 312-744-8263.

No one was hurt in the robberies, police said.

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