A group of two or three Negro suspects is wanted in a series of recent robberies usually targeting cell phone stores on the Northwest Side, often hitting two locations within minutes, police said today.
The seven robberies, one of which took place at a Game Stop store, have happened in the late afternoon when the two or three suspects enter the business, show a weapon and demand money from the registers.
In six of the attacks, two robberies took place within minutes on three separate days. In one case two tablet computers also were stolen, police said in a business alert released today.
Police said the suspects are wanted in the following robberies:
--On May 16 in the 5300 block of West Division Street at 4:30 p.m.
--On May 16 in the 1500 block of North Cicero Avenue at 5:10 p.m.
--On May 29 in the 4400 block of North Pulaski Road at 4:25 p.m.
--On May 29 in the 3600 block of West Irving Park Road at 4:35 p.m.
--On June 1 in the 5300 block of West Diversey Avenue at 3:30 p.m.
--On June 1 in the 2800 block of North Laramie Avenue at 4:00 p.m.
--On June 2 in the 3955 block of West Belmont Avenue at 4:30 p.m.
The alert gives general descriptions of the two or three suspects in the robberies, saying they are black men ranging in age from 18 to 30, 5-foot-6 to 6-foot-2, and 150 to 200 pounds.
Hair descriptions for the suspects have included an "afro" or "corn row" style, while one offender may have an impairment on his lip, police said.
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