Thieves hit same Walgreens twice within hours in separate incidents
by CYRYL JAKUBOWSKI
The same Walgreens store at Central and Montrose avenues was hit by thieves in two separate incidents within several hours last week, police said.
An employee of Walgreens, 4343 N. Central Ave., reported that a man with a gun robbed the store at about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, according to 16th (Jefferson Park) District police.
The employee reported that a man entered the store, pulled out a handgun and demanded money, saying “give me the money,” and “hurry up,” according to police. The employee reported that the man took $1,000 in cash from the register and fled east through the parking lot, police said.
The employee reported that surveillance footage of the robbery was available, according to police.
The man was described as age 20 to 25, 5-6 to 5-10 and 145 to 160 pounds, and wearing a black ski mask, a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants with a white logo and a white stripe down the leg and black and white gym shoes, police said.
Several hours earlier, a different employee at the same store reported that a man and a woman took three cash register drawers at about 3:55 p.m. Monday, April 24, according to police.
The employee reported that a man and woman entered the store and a went behind the counter and took three cash register tills that contained a total of $857.60, according to police. The employee reported that the man handed one of the cash drawers to the woman and both fled east through the parking lot into an alley between Montrose and Pensacola avenues, police said.
The man was described as wearing a black and gray face mask, a gray hooded sweatshirt, light blue jeans that were ripped at the thigh and red and black shoes with red laces, police said.
The woman was described as wearing a red face mask, a red pullover sweatshirt, black pants and black and white gym shoes.