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South Side Grocery Catches Fire After Armed Robbery

Two gunmen walked into the store about 9:20 p.m. in the 7500 block of South May Street, announcing a robbery and forcing everyone inside the store into a back room. The duo made off with an unspecified amount of cash, and the store occupants noticed smoke coming from the building when they left the back room.

05/20/2015

Taiwan McNeal (Credit: Chicago Police)

Two Charged With Robbing, Shooting Off-Duty Oak Park Police Officer

The officer, 57-year-old Johnny Patterson, was at his garage in the 300 block of West 103rd Place getting ready to go to work at 5:13 a.m. when 18-year-old Taiwan McNeal and a 17-year-old David Bush approached him and one of them produced a handgun, according to Chicago Police.

05/05/2015

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Robbery Suspect Who Charged At Officer Wounded After Setting Off Cop’s Gun

The Chicago police union says an officer “inadvertently” shot an armed robbery suspect early Friday, after the suspect elbowed the officer in the chest in Canaryville.

05/01/2015

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Police Officer Shoots Armed Robbery Suspect In Canaryville

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

05/01/2015

Anastacio Gonzales (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Fatal Humboldt Park Stabbing

Anastacio Gonzales, 51, faces counts of first-degree murder and armed robbery for the attack that happened about 1 a.m. Saturday at El Taco Naco, 2640 W. Chicago Ave., police said.

04/20/2015

Authorities released a sketch of this suspect wanted in an armed robbery at Buffalo Grove Forest Preserve. (Lake County Forest Preserve Ranger Police)

Suspect Threatens Woman Jogger At Forest Preserve, Steals Phone

The female victim said the suspect grabbed her arm, threatened her with a screwdriver and fled with her cell phone toward Checker Road.

04/03/2015

Mitchell Thomas (left) and Jamie Branch (right). Chicago police photos.

Man, Woman Charged With River West Armed Robbery

A man and a woman have been charged with robbing a convenience store at gunpoint early Friday in the River West neighborhood.

03/28/2015

Alfredo Medina and Vanessa Marchan (Credit: Chicago Police)

Pair Charged In String Of Armed Robberies

Alfredo Medina is accused of holding up the stores at gun- or knife-point while Vanessa Marchan allegedly drove the getaway car for the robberies that happened between Feb. 1 and March 25, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

03/27/2015

Juan Ramos (left) and Saul Sandoval (right) have been convicted of armed robbery for a jewelry heist on Aug. 3, 2014. (Credit: Riverside Police)

Two Convicted Of Robbing 70-Year-Old Jeweler

A jury Friday found 20-year-old Saul Sandoval and 21-year-old Juan Ramos guilty of armed robbery for the Aug. 3, 2014, heist, according to a statement from Riverside police. The verdict was delivered after a five-day trial at the Maybrook Courthouse in west suburban Maywood.

03/24/2015

Jonathan Ferguson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Accused Rapist Lectured Victims About Prostituting Themselves

Jonathan Ferguson, 23, is charged with armed robbery and aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon. After allegedly raping two women, he lectured them about how they shouldn’t be prostituting themselves, Cook County prosecutors said.

03/13/2015

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Man Charged With Robbing, Stabbing Cab Driver

Melvin M. Atto, 21, faces felony counts of armed robbery and aggravated battery for the attack that happened about 2:30 a.m. in the 6700 block of North California Avenue, Chicago Police said.

03/09/2015

Frederick Taylor (Cook County Sheriff)

Third Suspect Charged In Armed Robbery, Shooting Of Pizza Driver

Frederick Taylor, 23, is believed to be the last offender to be rounded up in the Oct. 25 shooting of a pizza-delivery driver, near 141st and Indiana. The trio allegedly ambushed the victim and robbed him before one of them shot the driver three times as he tried to flee.

02/28/2015

Byron Edwards (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Sentenced To 85 Years For 2008 Sexual Assault

Twenty-five-year-old Byron Edwards was sentenced on Thursday. He’d been convicted by a jury on charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and sexual assault for the November 2008 attack.

02/20/2015

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Man Charged With Fatal Halloween Shooting, Robbery

Deshawn Johnson, 26, faces counts of first-degree murder, attempted murder and armed robbery for the attack that happened about 7:10 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2014, according to Chicago Police.

02/20/2015

Surveillance image of an armed robbery at a South Side Boost Mobile store. (video provided)

Cell Phone Store Employees Detain Gunman After Armed Robbery

Surveillance video shows one of the armed robbers aiming a handgun, maybe with a silencer attached, at a cell phone store employee, as another thief empties the cash drawer. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

02/19/2015

A Lake View robbery suspect caught on surveillance video.

Robber Armed With Knife Targeting Lake View Restaurants

A man armed with a knife has robbed two Lake View fast-food restaurants in the last week on the North Side.

02/16/2015

Samuel Ferrara (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Numerous Armed Robberies On South Side

Officers linked the man to several armed robberies after he was arrested Friday night during the course of a robbery at a restaurant in the 6400 block of West 63rd Street, police said.

02/09/2015

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Prosecutors: Man Beat, Hacked Mother To Death With Knife

Dwight Brown, 40, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of armed robbery, police announced late Tuesday.

02/04/2015

Martell White, Charles Campbell, and Derrick Glasper (left to right) are charged in a string of armed robberies in Aurora. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Trio Charged With Slew Of Armed Robberies In Aurora

Martell White, 25, of the 15000 block of Madison Avenue in Dolton; Charles Campbell, 27, of the 1500 block of North Lorel Avenue; and Derrick Glasper, 27, of the 100 block of North 23rd Avenue in Bellwood, were each charged with three counts of armed robbery Tuesday, according to a statement from Aurora police.

12/17/2014

Police say this man may be responsible for several armed robberies. (Schaumburg Police Photo)

Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect In NW Suburban Gas Station Robbery

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in an armed robbery of a gas station in unincorporated Palatine early Monday morning.

12/16/2014

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