In recent times, 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 entering the business with handguns and demanding money from the cash register before fleeing the scene.
The police have described the suspects as two Black men between 20 and 30 years old. One of them was wearing a black puffy coat, a black hat with an Nike symbol on it, and black jeans. The other man was dressed in a puffy coat with the Guess emblem on its sleeve, a black ski mask, and black pants.
In each of these incidents, a silver handgun was used as the weapon of choice by the robbers. The robberies took place at different times and locations: on December 30, 2023 at 6:04 PM at the 3200 Block of West Lawrence Ave; on December 30, 2023 at 7:45 PM at the 5600 Block of North Ridge Ave; on February 7,