Boutique robbed in Lincoln Park

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CHICAGO -- Police are investigating what could be the third crime in a series of robberies involving a knife-wielding suspect.

A suspect entered The Blues Jean Bar in the 2200 block of North Halsted around 2:30 p.m.

The suspect pretended to pay for an item and when the clerk opened the register, the suspect pulled a knife and demanded cash.

On May 13, there was a similar crime at women's clothing store Londo Mondo just one block from The Blues Jean Bar.

And on May 6th, police suspect the same man may have also hit the Green Goddess boutique in buck town along North Damen was the target. But this time the female clerk fought back. She got more than a dozen stitches in her hand when she grabbed the robber's knife.

While police aren't connecting all three crimes quite yet, there is an uncanny similarity in the description of the suspect and the way he operates. The African American male could be in his 20s or 30s, is 5'4-5'8 and 150-230 lbs. He leaps into action while a cash transaction is underway when the drawer to the register is open.

A $10,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest. Police are also asking stores and residents to be alert and to take caution when necessary.

Anyone with an information is asked to call Area North Detectives.




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  • Jake Eltham

    Boystown, Wrigleyville and Lincoln Park are free and easy pickings for the thugs now, it seems, thanks to the useless mayor, alderthings, and police chief, responsible for cutting police officer staffing in these areas. Well, I dare one of them to come into my business and try to thug us! Make my day ….

  • John

    The green light is on and the word is spreading for all the Thugs in America. They got what they protested for, a dis-engeged, slow to react, low staffing police force. They can’t take all the credit, The ACLU said the police cannot stop and frisk anymore and are suing the City. The State of Illinois is about to pass a Bill in Springfield that makes it diffecult to stop and frisk. All this adds up to choas on the strrets of American cities. Congratulations Chicago and all American Cities, you got the police force you asked for, warm, fuzzy and not around!

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