A gunman got away with about $70 cash and lottery tickets after he held up a local convenience store and was last seen fleeing on foot eastbound on 105th Street.
Oak Lawn police responded to an armed robbery at 7-Eleven at 10441 S. Cicero Ave. around 2 a.m. Sept. 20.
According to an employee, a man entered the store and asked for a pack of Newport 100 cigarettes. When the employee turned around to give him the smokes, the man was holding a black semi-automatic handgun.
The robber ordered the employee to give him all the cash in the registers, as well as the scratch-off lottery tickets.
The employee put the items in a plastic bag and placed it on the counter. The robber ordered him to empty his pockets and put his wallet, credits cards and ID into the bag.
The robber left the store and walked toward 105th
Street. The employee told police the robber pulled his sleeve over his hand before opening the door.
Police searched 105th Street from Kenton to Cicero Avenue, but were unable to locate the suspect.
Surveillance video showed a male white with a thin goatee and wearing a plain, white baseball cap, a black long-sleeved shirt, black pants and brown shoes entering the store from 105th Street.
Police said the suspect pulled the sleeve over his left hand to open the door, and his right arm remained at his side.
The suspect pulled out the gun with his right hand on the video, but never pointed the gun at the employee while giving orders and waiting for the cash. He stashed the gun in his right hand and opened the door with his right forearm.