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Near North Side, River North

Robber In Chicago Police Uniform, Surgical Mask Holds Up Near North Side Store

The robbery happened Monday night in the 500 block of North Michigan Avenue.

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CHICAGO — A man wearing a Chicago Police Department uniform and surgical mask robbed a woman Monday night in the Near North Side.

At 7:40 p.m., the man walked into a business in the 500 block of North Michigan Avenue while wearing a police uniform, surgical mask, a baseball cap, a long sleeve button-up shirt and a reflective vest, police said. He walked up to an employee of the store, implied he had a gun and robbed the woman.

The woman, 22, gave the man money inside a bag and he ran away, police said.

The man was abut 40 years old, 6 feet tall and 180-200 pounds, police said.