Mount Prospect Police Department Investigates Armed Robbery
Offender #1 Offender #2 Getaway Vehicle
On Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1:46 P.M., the Mount Prospect Police Department responded to an Armed Robbery at the MetroPCS store located at 1727 W. Algonquin Road. The preliminary investigation revealed a black male entered the store and began speaking with an employee. While the employee was distracted, a second black male entered the store, locked the front door and put on a black mask to cover his face. The first male offender then displayed a handgun to the employee and demanded iPhones. After the employee informed the offenders that there were no iPhones in the store, the second offender took a new Samsung Galaxy S7 out of a safe. The first offender took an undisclosed amount of United States Currency (USC) from the cash register. The offenders fled from the store, through the rear door of the business, to a vehicle waiting nearby. The store employee was the only person in the store and was not injured during the Armed Robbery.
Offender #1 is described as a black male, 23-25 years old, 5’6”, 180-190 lbs., wearing an orange hooded jacket with grey and green sections, blue jeans, dark baseball style cap, Nike shoes and dark square sunglasses.
Offender #2 is described as a black male, 23-25 years old, 5’10”, 150 lbs., dark complexion, brown short dread locks, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black pants and dark shoes.
The getaway vehicle is described as a dark colored Hyundai Sonata, with the vehicle model having only the letters O and T remaining on the trunk lid. This vehicle was being driven by a third offender, unknown description. The license plate on the getaway vehicle was reported stolen prior to the robbery.
The Mount Prospect Police Department continues to investigate this armed robbery and anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Mount Prospect Police Department’s Investigations Section at 847-870-5654. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers of Mount Prospect by calling 847-590-7867 or texting MPPD and your tip to 274637. Tips made through Crime Stoppers of Mount Prospect that lead to the arrest and prosecution of the offenders could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.