Convenience store robbed at gunpoint in Bucktown

The clerk was struck in the head with a gun by one of the robbers, but was able to see them leave in a white Pontiac.

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Police are investigating an armed robbery reported March 11, 2020, in the 2000 block of North Damen Avenue.

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A convenience store was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday in Bucktown.

About 1:30 a.m., two males walked into a convenience store in the 2000 block of North Damen Avenue, with one of them pointing a gun at clerk behind the counter, Chicago police said. The other male forced the clerk to open the cash register and took cash and cigarettes.

The clerk, a 44-year-old man, was struck in the head with the gun, but was able to see the robbers leave in a white Pontiac, police said. He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment and is in good condition.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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