Rogers Park businesses saw a string of robberies on the night of Aug. 19 and into the early morning hours of Aug. 20, according to a business alert by the Chicago Police Department (CPD).
Workers at four stores were robbed at gunpoint between the hours of 8:00 p.m. Aug. 19 and 4:25 a.m. Aug 20. None of the suspects identified by police are in custody as of Aug. 25, according to CPD News Affairs.
Two to four of the offenders entered each of the stores, one of them paid for a small purchase, then an offender showed a black handgun and demanded money, according to the alert.
The robberies occurred on the 1600 block of North Clark Street, 1200 block of West Loyola Avenue, 1400 block of West Pratt Boulevard and the 6800 block of North Sheridan Road, according to the business alert. CPD News Affairs Officer Anthony Spicuzza would not identify the specific stores robbed.
The four offenders were described as:
- An African American male, 20-25 years old, between 5’09” – 6’01” tall and 150-180 lbs wearing a red baseball hat with white lettering, a mask and gloves.
- An African American male, 20-25 years old, between 5’09” – 6’01” tall and 150-180 lbs wearing a black hoodie, a mask and gloves.
- An African American male, 20-25 years old.
- An African American female, 20-25 years old and 5’0” – 5’03” tall.
Witnesses saw the offenders speed away in a blue Toyota Corolla after two of the robberies, according to the alert.
Detectives are still investigating, according to Spicuzza. To report information about the robberies, contact Area Three Detectives at 312.744.8263.