In recent weeks, the Chicago Police Department has issued a warning to businesses in the 17th, 19th and 20th districts about four robberies that have taken place in the area. Each incident involved robbers who entered the business with handguns and demanded money from the cash register before fleeing the scene.
According to police, the robbers were two Black men between 20 and 30 years old. One was wearing a black puffy coat, black hat with a Nike symbol, and black jeans, while the other man was dressed in a puffy coat with the Guess emblem on the sleeve, a black ski mask, and black pants. The weapon used in each incident was a silver handgun.
The robberies took place at different times and locations throughout the district. The first incident occurred on December 30, 2023 at 6:04 PM at the 3200 Block of West Lawrence Ave. The second took place on December 30, 2023 at 7:45 PM at the 5600 Block of North Ridge Ave. The third happened on February 7,