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Video Shows Masked Men With A Gun Robbing Ravenswood Liquor Store

By Kate Shepherd in News on Jan 22, 2016 6:13PM

A series of armed robberies on the North Side has police calling for businesses and residents to be aware of their surroundings, according to ABC7.

ABC7 obtained shocking surveillance video of a robbery at Ravenswood's Windy City Liquors on Wednesday evening.

The video shows three apparently masked men entering the business in the 4900 block of N. Damen where they surrounded the clerk and pointed a gun at him as they opened the cash register.

One of the thieves then drags the clerk to the back of the store as they continue to grab money. Once the robbers finish their robbery, they exit the store and fortunately leave the clerk unharmed.

"It's terrible," customer Denise Smedick told ABC7. "I can't imagine how he felt. I'd be terrified."

The Windy City Liquors robbery was one of at least three on Wednesday night within a couple of miles, according to police. All of the crimes were similar with two or three men who pushed employees to the back and no one was injured. A convenience store in Albany Park was also burglarized.

The robbers ran off with alcohol, thousands of dollars and cigarettes, according to law enforcement.