Two businesses robbed at gunpoint on Chicago Ave.

Robbers hit convenience store, dry cleaner

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Two businesses within a few blocks of one another on Chicago Avenue were robbed at gunpoint on July 1 and 2, according to Oak Park police.

The Snow White Cleaner Depot, 40 Chicago Ave., was robbed on July 1 at 9:50 a.m. and the 7-Eleven convenience store, 240 Chicago Ave., was robbed at 10:30 p.m. the next day.

In the Snow White Cleaner robbery, a man approached an employee from behind and pointed a firearm at him.

The offender demanded money and the victim handed over an undetermined amount of cash from the register. The offender also stole an iPhone 6S and fled the business in an unknown direction.

The offender was described as a black male between the ages of 20 and 25, approximately 6-feet, 4-inches, with a thin build and wearing a short sleeve white T-shirt, blue jeans, a black ski mask and black gloves.

The 7-Eleven robbery involved two men, one of whom was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun. The first offender jumped the counter and demanded the clerk open the register, while the second offender pointed the handgun at the clerk's chest.

The two made off with an undetermined amount of cash and fled the store in an unknown direction.

The offender who jumped the counter was described as a tall, thin black male wearing a white tank top, blue jeans and a black ski mask. The gunman was described as a black male of medium height and build, who wore a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled tight to conceal his face.


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Jason Cohen  

Posted: July 17th, 2017 5:31 PM

According to FB Rob doesn't even live in Oak Park so I am not sure why he feels the need to comment here. He must not have much of a life if this is what he does for fun. Crime is a real problem and we all need to stay aware of people in our neighborhoods. We all moved here eyes wide open and know we border west Chicago so things can happen unfortunately.

Mike Hanline  

Posted: July 17th, 2017 10:13 AM

We'll give Ruffulo the award for the stupidest comment of the day. And it's still early...

Rob Ruffulo  

Posted: July 17th, 2017 6:43 AM

Rename Oak Park "Chicago West" and make it official. Animals. Let the liberals carry on...

John H. Wilharm III  

Posted: July 7th, 2017 2:12 PM

This is so sad.

Brian Slowiak  

Posted: July 6th, 2017 10:27 PM

@ Ryan Mccarthy: Of course they ran east, to their waiting limo to drive them back to Wilmette.

Ryan McCarthy  

Posted: July 6th, 2017 4:42 PM

Pretty sure they ran east

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