Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The alleged robber got away with several hundred dollars but was apprehended just a short time later, Assistant Police Chief Steve Lucchesi said.
A Romeoville man armed with a makeshift gun/bayonet-type weapon stole several hundred dollars from the 7-Eleven store on Romeo Road, 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. …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Robber brandished a knife and demanded cash at 7-Eleven on Alexander Circle May 21, police said
Romeoville police are reporting an armed robbery took place May 21 at a 7-Eleven store at 31 Alexander Circle in Romeoville. According to Police Cmdr. Ken Kroll, a male clerk called 9-1-1 at 2:57 a.m. immediately after a robber fled the store with between $100 and $200 from the cash register. Kroll described the alleged perpetrator, as seen on the store’s surveillance camera, as a male in his 20s, wearing gloves, a bandanna-type mask and hooded sweatshirt. The robber brandished a knife and told the clerk to “hurry up and give me the money,” Kroll said. The clerk was not injured during the robbery, he added. Patch will update this story as police continue to investigate the crime.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Luis Carbajal, 22, is accused of stealing a teenager’s iPhone during Tuesday afternoon robbery.
A Romeoville man faces armed robbery charges after allegedly brandishing a pair of brass knuckles during a robbery in a local park, police said. Romeoville Assistant Police Chief Steven Lucchesi said the 18-year-old victim was sitting on a park bench in Weslake Park shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday when he was approached by three people. One man, 22-year-old Luis Carbajal of the 1900 block of Whitmore, displayed a pair of brass knuckles as he asked the teen if he had any money, Lucchesi said. When the 18-year-old said he did not, Carbajal demanded his iPhone, according to police. Carbajal and the other two individuals were still at the park when police arrived, but attempted to flee on foot, Lucchesi said. Police stopped them in a nearby yard…
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Police believe thieves hid in the women’s bathroom before committing a robbery at a Weber Road business.
An employee was struck and knocked to the floor during an apparent armed robbery Wednesday morning at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 60 S. Weber Road, according to police. Romeoville Assistant Police Chief Steven Lucchesi said the manager was alone in the store around 7 a.m. Wednesday when he was approached by two men who appeared to have come from the women’s restroom. Police said the manager believed the men might have been hiding in the restroom after entering the store during an early-morning delivery. “There was a delivery made at 5 a.m.,” Lucchesi said. “(The manager) is theorizing that these two men entered the store unnoticed,” then waited for an employee to arrive. After demanding money, one of the men implied that he had a gun, police said…
Monday, March 7, 2011
Two people allegedly robbed at knife-point by three men on Northbridge Avenue.
Three men are in the Will County Adult Detention Facility after police said they were arrested in connection with an armed robbery Sunday night in Bolingbrook. Jonathan Smith, 19, of Romeoville, Shawn Smith, 19, of Pasadena, TX, and Maldonado Roberts, 20, of Joliet, were all arrested and charged with armed robbery, police said. According to reports, two victims were walking east on Northbridge Avenue when they noticed three men coming off a path behind Menards. The three offenders followed the victims, came up behind them without saying a word and knocked them down, police said. The three men then began punching and kicking the victims, demanded their belongings at knife-point, and stole their cell phones among other items, police said. …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
A store clerk was reportedly unharmed after two men robbed a Romeoville business early Thursday.
A music store clerk was tied up by two men during an armed robbery Thursday morning, according to Romeoville police. In a press release, Assistant Police Chief Steve Lucchesi said two men entered Rey Musical, 340A N. Independence Boulevard, around 10 a.m. One of the robbers brandished a handgun and the men demanded money, police said. One of the men then jumped over the counter and brought the clerk to a back room, where he tied her up with duct tape, according to reports. The woman was not injured and was able to free herself after about 40 minutes, then called the police, according to the release. The men reportedly stole $16,000, along with a cell phone and some of the clerk’s jewelry, before fleeing on foot, police said. The victim …