Family Dollar, Dollar General stores targeted in string of robberies
CHICAGO - Family Dollar and Dollar General stores in Englewood are being warned about a recent rise in robberies.
Chicago police issued and alert on Thursday about a string of robberies targeting the businesses in January and February.
In each incident, the offender walked into the store, produced a handgun and demanded money from the register and safe, police said. The offender then fled the business on foot.
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The incidents took place at the following times and locations:
- 7400 block of South Racine Avenue on Feb. 21 at 8:30 p.m.
- 6900 block of South Ashland Avenue on Feb. 17 at 10:45 a.m
- 6800 block of South Ashland Avenue on Feb. 14 at 10:06 a.m.
- 7400 block of South Racine Avenue on Jan. 2 about 3:37 p.m.,
- 7300 block of South Ashland Avenue on Jan. 2 about 2:02 p.m., and
- 7300 block of South Ashland Avenue on Jan. 11 about 7:38 p.m.
Family Dollar in the 7400 block of South Racine Avenue. (Google)
The suspect is described as a 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-10 Black male, weighing 150 and 190 pounds, according to police. He wore a black ski mask, blue dark jacket, dark color pants and brown winter boots.
Police encourage anyone with information on the crimes to call Area One detectives at 312-747-8380.