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CHICAGO -- Police are searching for the man who robbed a grocery store at gunpoint in Edison Park Friday.

Police say the man threatened several employees at  Happy Foods  on Northwest Highway and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

It happened in the middle of a busy afternoon at the mom and pop grocery store that sits in the middle of what’s long been considered one of the city’s safest neighborhoods. Edison Park is home to a lot of Chicago police officers. It’s a detail that made this holdup even more shocking.

The surveillance video shows the gunman wearing a ball cap and sunglasses, loitering in the produce section.  He waits until most of the customers are out of the store and once they are, he moves quickly toward the cashiers, carrying only a small bag of tomatoes and a handgun.

Other customers coming into the store didn’t even realize a robbery was taking place. It happened that fast.

Police are hoping that surveillance video leads to a quick arrest.

No one was hurt during the robbery.


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