ELGIN (CBS) — A parolee was arrested soon after a robbery Monday in northwest suburban Elgin, identified by a distinctive tattoo on his forehead.

Elgin police responded at 2:26 p.m. to State and Morgan streets for a report of a person being robbed at gunpoint.

The suspect, described as having a distinctive tattoo of a crown on his forehead, fled north on foot, police said.

Based upon a description of the suspect, police found him within minutes in an alley near 217 Oak St., just west of State, according to police. He was positively identified by the victim.

Cash and business checks belonging to the victim were found on the suspect, Elgin police said. The weapon was not recovered.

Jesus K. Martinez was charged with armed robbery with a firearm, and robbery, both felonies, police said.

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