Robbery Victim Pistol-Whipped, Police Say
Joliet police say an armed robber used his weapon to strike his victim's head and relieved him of a cell phone, car keys and $100.
An armed bandit, angered when his victim told him he didn't have a wallet, struck the man with a gun, took his cell phone and car keys, and then retrieved the man's cash and IDs from inside his vehicle, Joliet police said.
The incident took place at about noon Monday in the 1000 block of Woodruff, near a small food store to which the 53-year-old Joliet man was going, Cmdr. Rich Demick said.
Before he reached the store, however, a man in his 20s wearing a black hoodie and pants approached him and demanded he give him his wallet, Demick said. The victim responded that he didn't have one, prompting the suspect to hit him in the head with the butt of the gun, he said.
The victim fell to the ground, and the robber confiscated his keys and phone. The man's money, about $100, was inside the car, Demick said.
The suspect is described as a black man standing about 5-foot-8 and weighing about 160 pounds.