Man Armed with Gun/Bayonet-Type Weapon Robs 7-Eleven, Police Say
The alleged robber got away with several hundred dollars but was apprehended just a short time later, Assistant Police Chief Steve Lucchesi said.
Ronald Maxwell Lacy, 21, of 942 E. Savannah, is accused of entering the store shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday and pointing a gun with a knife taped to the barrel at the clerk, Lucchesi said.
Lacy did not speak, but the clerk understood it to be a robbery, opened the cash register and gave him the money inside, Lucchesi said. Lacy then fled on foot.
The employee was able to give Romeoville police a description of the suspect, and a short time later officers spotted Lacy in the 200 block of Gordon Avenue, just a block away from the 235 Romeo Road store, Lucchesi said. Police recovered cash and the weapon, which turned out to be a BB-gun, he said.
Lacy's bike was also found behind the 7-Eleven, he said.
Lacy was charged with aggravated robbery, armed robbery and obstruction of justice/destroying evidence. He is being held in the Will County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.