CHICAGO — Police are questioning a man and a woman in connection to a robbery a West Loop pizza joint early Friday that might have been committed by the same people who hit a 7-Eleven in Lincoln Square hours earlier.
Early Saturday morning, police confirmed that two people were being questioned in connection with the West Loop incident. Authorities had not been able to connect their involvement in the Lincoln Square robbery.
In the pizzeria 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.