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.