Armed robber hits three West Town businesses


During one week, a lone robber entered three businesses in Chicago's 14th Police District. Displaying a gun, he demanded a clerk put cash in bag then fled in West Town between August 22 and 28.

Described as a white male between 30 and 50 years of age, the offender fled on a bicycle in one incident, while he directed victims to the rear of the business then fled the scene in the two other cases. 

The incidents were:

  • Aug. 22, 10:38 p.m. in 1900 block of W. North
  • Aug. 25, 1:50 p.m. in 1900 block of W. Chicago
  • Aug. 28, 8:35 p.m. in 1400 block of N. Milwaukee 

What you can do

  • Be aware of this crime.
  • Pay special attention to any suspicious persons in your area.
  • Be conscious of suspicious activity around businesses.
  • Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of the
  • offender(s) including any vehicle description and license plate
  • information. 

If you have any information about these incidents, please contact the Bureau of Detectives, Area North, 312.744.8263. 

Reference numbers are JA402325, JA405771 and JA409963.



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