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Suspect arrested in shooting of Chicago man watering lawn

(CHICAGO) Police in Chicago have arrested a suspect in the robbery and shooting of a 71-year-old man who was attacked while watering his front yard.

A news release from the Chicago Police Department says officers arrested 30-year-old Antoine J. Davis outside his home Friday afternoon.

He was charged with felony counts of armed robbery and aggravated battery with a firearm. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

The Sept. 6 attack was caught on home surveillance video. It shows two men riding up to the man on bicycles. One of them shoves him to the ground, shoots him in the abdomen and rifles through his pockets before riding off.


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Woman charged with planning to rob Grayslake credit union

(GRAYSLAKE) A woman was charged with trying to rob a credit union in north suburban Grayslake last week after authorities recorded her planning the heist with a friend.

Yvette Pedrero, 23, was charged with attempting to enter the Community Trust Credit Union at 1263 N. Route 83 in Grayslake at 10:11 a.m. Thursday with the intent to rob it, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court Friday.

An acquaintance of Pedrero contacted Gurnee police Aug. 29 to tell them that Pedrero had tried to recruit him to assist with the robbery, prosecutors said. He told investigators she initially contacted him via Facebook two days earlier and said she wanted help with something. Pedrero later told him over the phone that she planned to rob two branches of the credit union where she used to work — one in Grayslake and another in Gurnee.

Pedrero told him that she planned to rob the credit unions while they were opening or closing and that she had already conducted surveillance and decided where to park a getaway car near the Grayslake branch, according to prosecutors.

After contacting police, the witness began cooperating with investigators and agreed to act as an informant and pretend to go along with Pedrero’s plan, prosecutors said. He provided investigators with text message exchanges with Pedrero planning the heists and agreed to wear a wire to record conversations with her in a vehicle en route to the robbery.

After listening to Pedrero verbally confirm her plan to rob the credit union multiple times, law enforcement officers who were waiting near the credit union arrested her as she walked toward the entrance, prosecutors said. She later admitted to authorities that she had planned to commit the robbery.

Police: Cash, whiskey stolen in Woodstock bar burglary

Surveillance image of a suspect in a burglary at Liquid Blues Bar in Woodstock. | Woodstock police

(WOODSTOCK) Police in northwest suburban Woodstock are looking for two men who broke into a bar early Thursday to steal cash and a bottle of whiskey.

Two suspects forced entry to Liquid Blues Bar, 126 N. Benton St. in Woodstock, in the early morning hours of March 10, according to a statement from Woodstock police. They stole an undisclosed amount of money and a bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey.

The suspects were described as white men in their early-to-mid-20s with average heights and builds, police said. Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to contact the Woodstock Police Criminal Investigations Division at (815) 338-2131.

FBI offers reward for ‘North Center Bandit’

Surveillance footage of the “North Center Bandit,” who is suspected in three bank robberies. | FBI

(CHICAGO) The FBI announced a reward Tuesday for information leading to the capture of a man dubbed the “North Center Bandit,” who is suspected of robbing three banks in about a month.

His most recent heist happened at 2:12 p.m. Thursday at the Chase Bank branch at 3339 W. Belmont Ave., when he handed a teller a threatening note demanding money, and made off with an unspecified amount of cash, according to the FBI.

Authorities think the same man robbed the Chase branch at 3335 N. Ashland Ave. on Aug. 27, and the PNC Bank branch at 4201 N. Lincoln Ave. on Aug 21.

He is described as a white man 25-35, between 6-feet and 6-feet-2 and 180-210 pounds, authorities said.

He hasn’t shown a weapon during any of the robberies, but the FBI warns he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information should call the FBI at (312) 421-6700.

Man charged with robbing Oswego store

(OSWEGO) A Kendall County man is charged with robbing a store Monday in west suburban Oswego.

David Lee Willett, 34, is charged with one felony count of aggravated robbery for the incident in the 2500 block of Light Road, the Kendall County sheriff’s office said.

He entered the store about 10:50 a.m. Monday, and provided a note demanding money, sheriff’s police said. He implied that he had a weapon but he did not display one.

He fled with an unknown amount in cash, but was arrested Tuesday, police said.

Willett, of the 1700 block of Light Road in unincorporated Oswego, is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing Wednesday, police said.

Wicker Park store clerk cut during armed robbery

(CHICAGO) A robber cut a store clerk’s hand during a hold-up in the Wicker Park neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

The male suspect went into the store in the 1600 block of North Damen about 1 p.m., under the false pretense of buying something, police News Affairs Officer Bari Lemmon said.

When the 32-year-old woman in the store opened a cash drawer, he took out a knife and demanded money, Lemmon said.

He cut the woman on her hand and ran off with an unknown amount of cash, police said. He was not in custody Wednesday afternoon.

The woman was taken to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in good condition, Lemmon said.

Robbery and vehicular hijacking reported in Gage Park

(CHICAGO) Police are warning Gage Park residents of robbery and vehicular hijacking incidents last month.

In the two incidents, one to three people approaches the victim, shows a handgun and demands property or their vehicle, Area Central detectives said in a community alert.

The incidents happened at 12:30 a.m. April 10 in the 5100 block of South California and 11:30 p.m. April 25 in the 5300 block of South Mozart, police said.

The robbers are described as Hispanic men with medium complexions, between 18 and 30 years old and weighing between 140 and 160 pounds, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (312) 747-8382.

UPDATE: Police: Man shot after charging at police officer on South Side


(CHICAGO) A suspected armed robber was shot by Chicago Police, who say he charged at an officer in the South Side Canaryville neighborhood, making the officer’s gun discharge.

About 3:15 a.m., officers were flagged down by someone claiming their cell phone was taken by three people at Cermak and State, all of whom fled in a vehicle, police said. The three were found in a vehicle in the 500 block of West 4rd Street some time later.

Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said officers were able to locate the vehicle by tracking the stolen iPhone.

A male in the vehicle got out and showed a handgun in his waistband, police said. He then “charged the officer, hitting him with his body,” causing the officer’s weapon to discharge.

Camden said the suspect elbowed the officer in the chest as he was getting out of the car, causing the officer’s gun to accidentally discharge. The suspect was struck in the arm and chest.

The armed suspect, who had been shot, dropped his weapon and ran off, police said. A weapon was later recovered at the scene.

The two others in the vehicle were arrested without incident.

The male who was shot was later found at Mercy Hospital with a gunshot wound and is in “guarded” condition. He remains in police custody after being transferred to Stroger Hospital, Camden said.

Charges were pending against all three Friday morning, police said. No officers were hurt.

The Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates all police-involved shootings, was notified of the incident at 3:45 a.m., spokesman Larry Merritt said.

Man robs Loop bank

(CHICAGO) A man robbed a Loop bank branch Thursday afternoon.

About 2: 30 p.m., the man walked into the bank in the 0 – 100 block of South Lasalle Street and spoke with a teller, before running away with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

Maps show a Citibank branch is located on that block.

Police said the man did not show a weapon and no one was injured in the robbery. Additional details were not immediately available.

Judge orders teen charged with attacking mayor’s son held in custody

(Chicago)  A Cook County juvenile court judge ordered the teen charged with mugging Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s son be held in custody given the boy’s frequent contact with law enforcement.

Cook County Judge Lori Wolfson noted that the teen had frequent contact with the court system, the Sun-Times is reporting. He has been arrested 11 times and has had 32 contacts with the Chicago Police Department, authorities said.

The 18-year-old also was found guilty in October of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and was sentenced to one year of probation.

The teen, whose name was not released, was arrested Saturday for the Dec. 19 robbery of Zach Emanuel in the 4200 block of North Hermitage, Chicago Police announced Saturday night.

He “confessed to the crimes he committed” and is charged as a juvenile with robbery and aggravated battery in the public way, according to a police statement. He was 17 at the time the crime is alleged to have been committed.

His trial date for the mugging is March 9.

His parents left juvenile court Monday without comment.


Police: Man with Taser robbed female at South Loop CTA station

       Police are searching for a man who displayed a Taser before robbing a female of her cellphone at a South Loop CTA stattion last week. | Chicago Police photo

(CHICAGO) Police are searching for a man who robbed a female of her cellphone at a South Loop CTA rail station last Friday after displaying a Taser.

The robbery occurred about 2:40 p.m. at the Roosevelt station as the victim was transferring from the Red Line to the Green Line, according to an alert from police.

The suspect was described as a black man between 20 and 30 years old. He stands 5-foot-7 to 6-feet and weighs between 140 and 175 pounds. He also has a medium complexion, police said.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8382.

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Police: Pizza delivery drivers robbed at gunpoint on North Side

(CHICAGO) Police issued an alert after two pizza delivery drivers were robbed in January in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood.

In the first incident, a delivery person was robbed about 10:50 p.m. Jan. 17 in the 7700 block of North Paulina, according to an alert from Chicago Police. The victim entered the building vestibule when three men came down the stairs and robbed him at gunpoint, police said.

Police said the suspects were black men, between 20 to 22 years old, about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10, with thin builds, police said. They were wearing masks and two of the suspects were wearing black hooded sweatshirts.

The second incident happened at 8:10 p.m. Jan. 18 in the 7700 block of North Marshfield, police said. In that incident, the delivery person was in a building’s courtyard. After calling the phone number on the order, two men appeared from the gangway and robbed him, police said.

In that robbery, one suspect was 25 to 28 years old black man, about 5-foot-6 and was wearing a black baseball hat, black jacket and beige pants, police said. The other suspect was a 25 to 28 years old black man, 5-foot-6 and was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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Two charged with robbing delivery drivers in Logan Square

(CHICAGO) Two suspects have been charged with robbing delivery drivers in the Northwest Side Logan Square neighborhood.

Armando Colon, 19; and a 16-year-old boy are each charged with two felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm, according to Chicago Police. The 16-year-old was not identified because he is a juvenile.

The first robbery happened about 9:35 p.m. on Jan. 14 in the 3500 block of West Dickens, the block where Colon lives, police said. The suspects stole money and delivery items from a 34-year-old victim.

The second robbery happened about 9 p.m. on Jan. 18 in the 3500 block of West Shakespeare, police said. The duo struck a 52-year-old delivery driver in the face before stealing cash and delivery items.

Both Colon and the teenager are scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.

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