Monday, December 24, 2012
Cops nab two Chicago residents believed to be responsible for Sunday afternoon robbery of Oak Lawn convenience store, police say.
This story has been updated to reflect charges filed against two Chicago residents believed to be responsible for an armed robbery Sunday afternoon in Oak Lawn. A police chase that spanned Oak Lawn and Evergreen Park, ended when two men accused of robbing a convenience store crashed their car into a tree in the Beverly neighborhood. Clifton Hall Jr., 50, and Clifton B. Moore, 39, both of Chicago were charged with one count of armed robbery with a firearm. Connect to Patch: Oak Lawn / Beverly-Mt. Greenwood / Evergreen Park Police said that Hall walked into the 7-Eleven store at 10441 S. Cicero Ave. in Oak Lawn around 2:29 p.m. Sunday armed with a gun. Hall allegedly pointed a gun at an employee and ordered him to open the register. Police …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Two Evergreen Park teens were held up at gunpoint earlier this week.
No suspects are in custody after two teens were held up at gunpoint on Oct. 15 in Evergreen Park. The boys were on the 9700 block of Harding Avenue around 11:15 p.m. when they were approached by two men, police said. One of the men took out a silver handgun and demanded the boys' cell phones, police said. The men then fled northbound on Harding. Police describe the suspects as male blacks, one possibly in his late teens and the other in his mid- to late 20s, police said. No one has been picked up in relation to the robbery and the case remains open. Follow Evergreen Park Patch on Facebook and sign up for breaking news alerts. Read More:
Sam's Club corporate office seeks information leading to arrest and conviction of three individuals responsible for attempted armed robbery on May 5.
Sam’s Club is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of three individuals who tried to knock off its Evergreen Park store at 9400 S. Western Ave. last May. Sign up for the Evergreen Park Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. A Sam’s Club security official said that at approximately 2 a.m. May 5, three individuals stormed into the store with their guns drawn by following night shift employees who were returning from a lunch break. While the offenders appeared to be males, the security official working the unsolved case said that because they were completely covered from head to toe in dark clothing and wore facemasks, their gender, age and race are unknown. “ All three had semi-automatic handguns…
Monday, September 17, 2012
An Evergreen Park bank was robbed by an armed man on Sept. 15. The FBI has released an image of the suspect.
A local bank was robbed on Saturday and the FBI is looking for a suspect who was captured on tape. A man walked into First American Bank, 3221W. 87th Street, at 9:30 a.m. and engaged in what the FBI describes as a "takeover style robbery." He entered the bank, threw a plastic bag to the teller and told her, "you know what this is," police said. The man displayed a steel revolver and took both tellers who were working over to their drawers and demanded that they put the larger bills in his bag, police said. He then had the two tellers empty the contents of the safe into his bag as well, police said. The man then exited the bank and went southbound on foot, police said. He used a red rag to open doors when exiting and entering the bank. He…
Monday, July 30, 2012
A lone man held up a First American Bank branch Monday morning.
Just after 9:30 a.m. a man in sunglasses and carrying a silver revolver entered the First American Bank branch at 11821 S. Western Ave. in Chicago. He announced the robbery and demanded cash from bank employees, according to the FBI. There were no reports of injuries. The suspect is about 5-foot-ten, and was wearing dark clothing and a dark cap, the FBI said. He left on foot. In security camera photos he is seen pointing the revolver over the counter of the bank. Investigators ask anyone with information about today's robbery to call the FBI at 312-421-6700. Read More Evergreen Park Police News: Follow us on Facebook and sign up for the email newsletter.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Palos Hills man accused of stealing donation canister for cancer patient released from jail. Hate crime defendants set for trial next month.
The Southland's major criminal and civil cases heard in Cook County and Will County courts this week. NEW LENOX — After two and a half years, a New Lenox man accused of beating a Joliet man into a coma may be headed for trial. A judge is looking to conclude pretrial hearings in the case against Joseph P. Messina, accused of knocking a man unconscious outside 191 South in Mokena in 2009. Messina, who was celebrating his 21st birthday at the time, has been indicted on two counts of aggravated battery. As bar-goers were leaving 191 South the night of July 25, words were exchanged over a T-shirt. Shoving and punching followed, and Eric Bartels fell and hit his head on the pavement, according to police reports at the time. Several witnesses …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Also, lesbian-beating case, accused cancer-donation thief and others return to court next week.
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Saturday, December 31, 2011
The Southland's major criminal and civil cases heard in Cook County and Will County courts this week. EVERGREEN PARK — Marcus A. Parker, a 23-year-old Evergreen Park resident charged with armed robbery on Chicago’s North Side, was arraigned Wednesday on a seven-count bill of indictment. Charges stem from an incident on Dec. 4 in which police said Parker and another man—Joel Shavers, 22, of Chicago—robbed a pedestrian in the 2900 block of North Mildred Street. At the time Parker was carrying a loaded handgun, according to police, as well as several items reported stolen in that area over the preceding days, including cell phones and credit cards. Both men remained in jail Wednesday on a $400,000 bail. They may enter a plea when they return…
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Also, prosecutors looking to link alleged Frankfort burglars with footprints.
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Saturday, December 17, 2011
The Southland's major criminal and civil cases heard in Cook County and Will County courts this week. OAK LAWN — Trial for two men charged with robbery and hate crime following the alleged beating of a lesbian woman has been pushed back one month to give attorneys more time to review evidence. In 2010, Hickory Hills police said Mohammed Shaban, of Hickory Hills, and Akram Alshoweat, of Oak Lawn, yelled anti-gay slurs while punching, kicking and whipping a woman inside a restaurant. Defense attorneys dropped a DVD into the evidence pool Tuesday that's intended to challenge the woman's presumed innocent role in the fight. Michael Monaco, an attorney for Alshoweat, said she is a former Olympic mixed martial arts fighter. A jury trial is …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Evergreen Park resident Marcus Parker, 23, and a Chicago man are accused of an armed robbery spree on Chicago's North Side in early December.
An Evergreen Park resident is being held on a $400,000 bond in connection with an armed robbery spree on Chicago’s North Side. Marcus Parker, 23, of the 9800 block of South Maplewood Avenue, is charged with armed robbery with a firearm, two felony counts of aggravated robbery, unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition without a valid firearm owner's ID card. Police said they arrested Parker and another man on a CTA brown line train after the two robbed a pedestrian in the 2900 block of North Mildred Street on Dec. 4. Parker was allegedly carrying a fully loaded handgun, as well as several items reported stolen in that area within the last few days, including cell phones and credit cards. A co-defendant…
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Chicago police arrested an Evergreen Park man who robbed several people on the north side of the city.
Chicago police arrested an Evergreen Park resident and one other man in connection with an armed robbery spree on the city's north side. Police said Marcus Parker, 23, of the 9800 block of South Maplewood Avenue in Evergreen Park, was charged with two felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm, two felony counts of aggravated robbery, unlawful use of a weapon, and possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition without a valid firearm owner's ID card. Joel Shavers, 22, of the 10400 block of S. Peoria St. in Chicago, was charged with three felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm, police said. According to Chicago police, tactical officers who were patrolling the 19th district were aware of a recent string of armed robberies …