Convenience stores robbed in Loop

Three 24-hour stores were held up by either one person or a pair of suspects, police said.

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Three convenience stores were held up in March, 2020, in the Loop.

Three convenience stores were robbed this month in the Loop.

In each case, one or two suspects stole items from a 24-hour store, Chicago police said.

In two cases, a pair worked together, with one suspect distracting a lone employee as the other took merchandise, police said. When the employee opened the cash register, a suspect pulled a knife or threw coffee on the employee and tried taking the register.

The robberies happened:

  • At 1:45 a.m. March 9 in the 100 block of North Franklin Street;
  • At 5:17 a.m. March 25 in the 300 block of South Dearborn Street; and
  • Between 3:45 a.m. and 3:55 a.m. March 29 in the first block of East Wacker Drive.

In one case, the suspects were described as a man and woman, both 35 to 40 years old, police said. He was 5-foot-11 to 6 feet tall and 170 to 180 pounds with black hair. He wore a dirty gray shirt and a black and blue jacket.

The woman is the same height, weighs 190 to 200 pounds and has blond hair, police said. She wore dark clothing.

In another case, a 30 to 50-year-old man with black hair was described, police said. He was 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-11, 190 to 200 pounds and wore a ski cap with a Bears logo on it, blue jeans and a black and blue jacket.

In a third case, two men between 45 and 50 years old were described, police said. One was 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-5 and 145 to 150 pounds. He wore a green ski cap, gray sweatshirt, black sweatpants and a maroon hoodie. The other man was 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-11, 160 to 170 pounds and wore a blue jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.

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