Man Calls For ‘Female Escort,’ Gets 4 Home Invaders Instead
VILLA PARK, Ill. (STMW) — A Villa Park man who called a “female escort” got more than he bargained for last week when the woman showed up with four men who robbed him, stole his car and left him and two other people tied up for more than four hours as they used their credit cards.
The victim told police the men and the “female escort” forced him into his bedroom at his home in the 700 block of West Roy Drive when they showed up about 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 12, according to a release from Villa Park police.
When the victim’s 48-year-old aunt and a male friend separately arrived at the apartment during the robbery, they were tied up with him, the release said.
The robbers allegedly took cash and credit cards from the man and his friend, then held all three victims for more than four hours as two of the suspects left to get cash from their accounts, the release said.
At least one of the robbers was armed with a handgun and a knife, the release said.
When one of the men couldn’t remember his debit card’s PIN number, he was hit numerous times and cut in the toe with a knife.
The suspects also took a flat-screen TV, two guitars, a PlayStation, games and other items before finally fleeing in a 2000 Dodge Caravan belonging to the man who called for the escort, the alert said.
Surveillance footage of two of the suspects using the victims’ credit cards at a gas station helped detectives identify another vehicle the group used, the release said.
That vehicle — a white, 1996 Nissan — was eventually tracked to a McDonald’s in the Southwest Side Little Village neighborhood, police said.
Jaime L. Aguirre, 22, Darwin Amador-Velasquez, 29, and Frederico Garcia, 26, were all arrested with out incident at the restaurant near Kedzie Avenue and 26th Street.
Police later located the fourth male suspect — 27-year-old Sabas G. Torres — at his home in the 3400 block of South Wallace Street, where they found some of the stolen items.
The female suspect remains at-large as of Monday evening, according to police.
All four were charged with home invasion, armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping, the release said.
Aguirre, of Highland Park, was also being sought by Hoffman Estates police on warrants for aggravated assault and obstructing identification, the release said.
Amador-Velasquez, a previously deported felon most recently living in Chicago, was also wanted by Cook County Sheriff’s police on a warrant for assault, police said.
Torres was also charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle for taking the man’s Dodge Caravan, the release said. The minivan was later traced to a scrap yard in Chicago.
All four suspects were taken to the DuPage County Jail in Wheaton where they await a bond hearing.
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