CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people made off with a handful of lollipops after trying to rob a dry-cleaning business with a toy gun Tuesday evening in west suburban Oak Park.
The suspects, two females and a male, all thought to be between 15 and 19 years old, walked into the business about 5:10 p.m. in the 100 block of South Euclid and approached the front counter, according to Oak Park police.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Shower Chance By Daybreak
One of the females then pulled out what was believed to be a small black handgun and demanded cash from a clerk.
She then dropped the purported weapon, which “fell apart into small plastic pieces,” police said. After realizing the gun was a toy, the clerk ordered everyone to leave the business.
The female then grabbed roughly 5 Dum Dums lollipops from a basket before taking off north on Euclid with the other suspects, police said.READ MORE: Postal Worker Tells CBS 2 Staffing Issues Due To Federal Leave, Prioritization Of Package Delivery Are In Part To Blame For Persistent Mail Problems
The total cost of the stolen lollipops was estimated at $2.00.
The female who displayed the toy gun was described as a 5-foot-6 black teen with a medium build, police said. She was seen wearing a red and black jacket, blue jeans and a black backpack.
The male suspect was described as a 5-foot-9 black teen wearing a white coat.
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