CHICAGO — Police are looking for a man and woman who might have robbed both a Lincoln Square 7-Eleven and a West Loop pizza joint overnight, both in dramatic fashion.
In the most recent incident, a man and a woman ordered a pizza at a Sarpino's Pizzeria at 627 W. Lake St. about 2 a.m. Friday and sat down without taking off their dark scarves, said Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.
The man got up and told a person behind the counter that he had an explosive in a duffel bag, police said. The duo then took an unknown amount of cash from a vault and fled without causing any injuries, according to police.
The suspects are very similar to the suspects in a robbery at a Lincoln Square 7-Eleven Thursday night, Estrada said.
In Thursday's robbery, a man and a woman walked into the store at 2323 W. Lawrence Ave. about 10:30 p.m., police said.
The man pulled out a shotgun, and the woman ran off with an unknown amount of cash, police said.
The woman is described as white, 35 to 40 years old, 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-6 and weighing 160 pounds.
The man is described as white, age unknown, 5-foot-10 to 5-foot-11, and weighing 150 to 160 pounds.
Both suspects were wearing dark scarves around their faces in both incidents. The man was wearing dark clothing and a baseball cap, and the woman was wearing a skullcap, police said.