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Surveillance footage of a man suspected of robbing several North Side businesses since May. | Chicago Police

Man said he had gun in 1 of several business robberies on North Side

SHARE Man said he had gun in 1 of several business robberies on North Side
SHARE Man said he had gun in 1 of several business robberies on North Side

Police are warning North and Northwest side residents after several businesses have been robbed in the Lake View, Logan Square and Hermosa neighborhoods since May.

In each robbery, a man entered the business and demanded cash, according to a community alert from Chicago Police. He implied he had a gun in one robbery and displayed a knife in another.

The robberies happened:

  • about 1:50 a.m. May 12 in the 2800 block of North Ashland;
  • about 3 a.m. May 13 in the 3900 block of North Sheridan;
  • at 2:34 a.m. May 30 in the 2800 block of North Ashland;
  • at 10:53 p.m. May 30 in the 2400 block of North Milwaukee;
  • at 9:37 a.m. Wednesday in the 4400 block of West Grand;
  • at 9:52 a.m. Wednesday in the 4700 block of West North; and
  • at 7:33 p.m. Wednesday in the 1900 block of West Fullerton.

The suspect was described as a 30- to 40-year-old white or Hispanic man between 5-foot-5 and 5-foot-11, weighing 200–280 pounds, police said. He wore various baseball caps and a black shirt or T-shirt.

Anyone with information on the robberies should contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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