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Edgewater CVS And Walgreens Both Robbed At Gunpoint On The Same Day

robbery-3Chicago police put out a community alert notifying area north 019th an 024th districts about a string of recent robberies at grocery and drug stores. In each incident the offender, who was armed with a handgun, entered the store and demanded money from the register.

Two Edgewater drugstores were the first to be hit, both on the 6100 block of N. Broadway on November 26. According to cwbchicago.com, a law enforcement source identified the businesses as the CVS Pharmacy at 6150 N. Broadway at 4:19 a.m. and the Walgreens at 6121 N. Broadway at 7:40 p.m.

Two other robberies occurred the following day, November 27, allegedly by the same man. A store in the 3200 block of N. Broadway in Lakeview was hit around 1:28 a.m., then an additional robbery in the 3400 block of N. Western Avenue in Roscoe Village at about 1:50 a.m.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man between 25 and 45 years old, weighing 180 to 230 pounds, between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-11 with brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a tan Carhartt-style jacket, a black hooded sweatshirt and cargo-style pants.

Cwbchicago.com also reported that witnesses saw the gunman flee in a white four-door vehicle, possibly a Maxima or Altima, that was driven by an accomplice.

Anyone with information about these robberies should contact Area North detectives at (312) 745-6110.

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