Police: Loop convenience store robbed 5 times in 1 week

Police are warning businesses downtown after a Loop convenience store was robbed five times in one week last month.

Three robbers have repeatedly entered the convenience store in the 0-100 block of North Wells to steal products, according to a community alert from Chicago Police. Each time, one has stood by the door as a lookout and told the clerk not to move or make any calls while the other two filled backpacks with food, cartons of cigarettes and bottles of liquor.

A 7-Eleven store is located in that block at 48 N. Wells.

The robberies occurred at the following times:

  • 3:37 a.m. Dec. 23;
  • 2:21 a.m. Dec. 24;
  • 1:32 a.m. Dec. 25;
  • 2:20 a.m. Dec. 28;
  • 1:35 a.m. Dec. 30.

The suspects were described only as black men between 18 and 22 years old, police said.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to contact Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8384.

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