Oops! Gun-toting crook orders concealed carrier to give up his property, Chicago cops say. It’s a giant fail for the bad guy.

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An armed crook likely experienced a considerable “oops!” moment when he pulled up on a concealed carrier after midnight Tuesday on a Chicago street and ordered the fellow to give up his property.

As you might expect, things didn’t seem to go as planned for the bad guy.

What are the details?

A 23-year-old man was walking in the 5400 block of North Winthrop Avenue in the Edgewater neighborhood on the city’s far north side just after 4:20 a.m. when a white sedan and dark-colored SUV approached him, police told WLS-TV.

Cops added to the station that a male suspect exited one of the vehicles, pulled out a gun, and demanded the man give up his belongings.

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Nothing doing, son.

Turns out the victim has a Firearm Owners Identification card and a concealed-carry license — and he also pulled out a gun, after which a shootout commenced, police told WLS.

But things must have gotten too hot for the crook.

Police told the station the suspect retreated empty-handed into the SUV, after which both vehicles skedaddled south.

The concealed carrier wasn’t hurt, WLS said, adding that it wasn’t immediately clear whether the suspect was hit by gunfire.

No one was in custody later Tuesday morning, the station said, adding that Area Three detectives are investigating.

Related incident?

WLS said two other men were robbed at gunpoint during similar incidents within about a half-hour in Edgewater and West Ridge.

Police told the station the first robbery took place around 3:40 a.m. when two armed males approached a 45-year-old man who was inside a vehicle in the 2100 block of West Lunt Avenue and demanded his belongings. The victim complied, police told WLS, adding that the robbers then got into a silver SUV and sped away.

About half an hour later, two gunmen exited separate vehicles in the 6100 block of North Wolcott Avenue and robbed a 29-year-old man who was sitting in his vehicle, police noted to the station.

WLS said police are investigating the possibility the three incidents are linked.

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