Roosevelt Road pharmacy robbed at gunpoint

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

Segreti Pharmacy, 6144 W. Roosevelt Rd., was robbed at gunpoint at 5:50 p.m. on Sept. 26. Two men, both approximately 30 years old, entered the pharmacy and took an employee's iPhone. One of the robbers, who was armed with a chrome semi-automatic handgun, asked, "Where are the narcs?" The second robber held a plastic garbage bag and had the employee place various prescription drugs and the iPhone into the bag. The two left in an unknown direction. The estimated loss is $1,466. The armed robber was described as black, 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, and wearing black sunglasses, and a beige short-sleeved dress shirt. The other robber was described as 5-foot-9, 250 pounds, with a long combed-back afro hairstyle and wearing a black sweatshirt and black pants. 

 

Vehicular hijacking

A woman was parking her silver Subaru Forester in her garage in the 700 block of North Hayes at 6:25 p.m. on Sept. 29, when a man between the ages of 15 and 25 approached and grabbed her arm in an attempt to remove her purse and keys. She released the purse and keys after she was unable to free herself from the man, who then entered the vehicle and drove off eastbound on Augusta. He left the purse behind, according to police. The vehicle was later located parked and unoccupied in the 1700 block of North Parkside in Chicago at 11:55 p.m. the man was described as black, 5-foot-10, with a thin build and wearing a dark-colored sweater. 

 

Assault

A Chicago resident was the victim of aggravated assault in the 400 block of North Austin at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 26. The victim was a target of road rage while stopped at the stoplight at the corner of Lake Street and Austin Boulevard when a man, approximately 30 years old, pointed a black handgun with a nickel-plated barrel at the victim

Robbery

A Chicago juvenile was arrested in the 5600 block of West Division Street in Chicago and charged with aggravated robbery at 11:48 p.m. on Sept. 24. The juvenile was taken to the station, processed and released to a parent.

An AT&T employee was sitting in his work truck, facing northbound in the alley of the 900 block of North Humphrey at 2:50 p.m., when a male in his late teens or early 20s displayed a silver semi-automatic handgun and said, "Give me the wallet and stuff." The victim handed over two iPhones worth $700. The robber was described as black, 6-foot tall, thin and wearing a dark baseball cap, long dreadlocks, a gray shirt, dark pants and blue underwear.

Marquez Goston, 18, of the 1000 block of North Lorel in Avenue in Chicago, was arrested at 11:15 a.m. on Sept. 29 for an armed robbery that took place on June 20, 2017 in the 500 block of N. Cuyler.

An Oak Park man was robbed in the 900 block of Clarence at about 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 30 by a man estimated to be in his late teens. The robber approached the victim as he was parking his car, put the man in a headlock and demanded the keys to the vehicle. The victim said he did not have the keys, so the robber threw him to the ground and took $90 from his shirt pocket. 

 

Battery

Pedro Menendez, 48, of the 5900 block of Jackson in Chicago, was arrested at 1:46 a.m. in the 1100 block of South Boulevard and charged with aggravated battery and held for bond hearings.

An Oak Park woman was the victim of battery in the 200 block of Fillmore Street at 6:29 p.m. on Sept. 28. The woman was walking her dog eastbound on Fillmore when she witnessed five boys throwing rocks at dogs in a yard. She told them to stop, and they instead began throwing rocks at her, striking her in the head. 

Samuel C. Smith, 25, of the 7200 block of South Saint Lawrence Avenue in Chicago, was arrested in the 700 block of South Austin Boulevard  at 10:11 a.m. on Sept. 29 and charged with domestic battery and resisting a peace officer. Police report that Smith struck a woman and grabbed her by the throat on the CTA platform. After a short struggle, he was taken into custody, processed and held for bond hearings. 

 

Residential burglary

An apartment was burglarized in the 100 block of West Division Street sometime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sept. 21. The burglar gained entry to the apartment by prying open the rear door and then stole a 50-inch Samsung flat screen television, a PlayStation, an Xbox, 15 video games and a drum set. The estimated loss is $4,500.

A residence in the 300 block of South Humphrey Avenue was burglarized at about 9 a.m. on Sept. 26. The burglar entered by breaking the kitchen door with a rock and then stole cash and costume jewelry valued at $300.

A residence in the 900 block of Pleasant Street was the target of an unsuccessful burglary sometime between 11 p.m. on Sept. 24 and 8 a.m. on Sept. 25. The burglar attempted to pry off the lock from the metal screen door. The estimated loss is $100.

A residence was burglarized in the 800 block of West Washington Boulevard sometime between 11:15 a.m. and 12:36 p.m. on Sept. 26. The burglar used a pry tool to gain entry to the residence through a kitchen window and then stole a Lenovo laptop, three iPhones, jewelry, $20 in British pounds and an Apple laptop.

A residence was burglarized in the 600 block of North Ridgeland between 6:45 and 9 p.m. on Sept. 25. The burglar entered by breaking a back window and then stole two MacBook's, an iPad 7, a jade jewelry box with miscellaneous jewelry and a white cross. The estimated loss is $2,415.

 

Theft

Someone stole $200 from a kitchen counter in the 100 block of S. Elmwood sometime between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Sept. 25. 

A man entered a store in the 300 block of Madison Street and concealed some unknown items and left without paying at about 5:37 p.m. on Sept. 25. 

A man was arrested in the 1100 block of South Boulevard at 8:19 p.m. on Sept. 25 for theft of a bicycle from 201 North Scoville.

Four females in their late teens or early 20s stole various items from the Gap department store, 435 N. Harlem at roughly 7:28 p.m. on Sept. 21. 

 

Criminal damage to vehicle

A red 2004 Chevy was vandalized in the 1200 block North Austin at 8:14 a.m. on Sept. 25. A man smashed the driver's side window with his fist.

 

Compiled by Timothy Inklebarger

Contact:
Email: tim@oakpark.com

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Brian Slowiak  

Posted: October 13th, 2017 8:51 AM

The pin to deflate the issue at work. There are two victims of armed robbery. the employee and the drug store. Will this be counted as one armed robbery with two victims or two armed robberies? If an arrest was made, there would be two sets of complaints for armed robbery, two sets of arrests counted, therefore two victims therefore two offenses. What is going on is who is making the count and what are they counting. The Oak Park pin. pump and plywood at work.

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