Armed robbers hold up 7-Eleven in Niles

One of the robbers pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at the clerk while the other dragged the employee back into the store, police said.

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Police are investigating an armed robbery July 7, 2019, at the 7-Eleven at 7450 Oakton St. in Niles.

Police are investigating an armed robbery July 7, 2019, at the 7-Eleven at 7450 Oakton St. in Niles.

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Two people robbed a 7-Eleven store at gunpoint Sunday in north suburban Niles.

The two male suspects walked up to a clerk, a man in his 30s, at 3:43 a.m. in front of the store at 7450 W. Oakton St. in Niles, according to a statement from Niles Police Cmdr. Robert Tornabene.

One of them pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at the clerk while the other dragged him back into the store, police said. They took about $100 in cash from the register and another $100 worth of cigarettes before running eastbound.

The armed suspect stood between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8 and weighed 140 to 150 pounds, police said. He wore a red hoodie with a white zipper, a white mask, dark pants and dark shoes.

The other robber was between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10 and weighed 150 to 160 pounds, according to police. He wore a black hoodie with the hood up, dark jeans and Nike high-top shoes.

The store’s owner did not report the robbery until about 24 hours later, according to Tornabene.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 847-588-6576.

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