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Police Department Investigates Armed Robbery
Posted Date: 4/15/2017 11:00 AM

Mount Prospect Police Department Investigates Armed Robbery

Offender #1 Verizon Wireless Armed RobberyOffender #2 Verizon Wireless Armed RobberyOffender #3 Verizon Wireless Armed Robbery
     Offender #1            Offender #2       Offender #3

On Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 3:49 PM, the Mount Prospect Police Department responded to an Armed Robbery at the Verizon Wireless store located at 905 E. Rand Road. The preliminary investigation revealed a black female entered the store and inquired about a cell phone. The employee checked the stock room for the phone and upon returning to the customer area, two black males were now with the female. The males inquired about another phone, causing the employee to return to the stock room. The employee returned to the customer area with the store manager. The female left the store when she was asked for her identification to open an account. At that time, the male wearing the yellow baseball style hat, produced a black colored handgun and ordered the two employees into the stock room, where the offenders bound the employee’s hands. The male offenders then took multiple cell phones from the stock room and the personal cell phone of one of the employees. The offenders then left the stock room, where they encountered another employee in the hallway. The offender in the yellow baseball style hat ordered the employee at gunpoint into the employee breakroom. The male offenders then exited the store and fled the area in an unknown direction. The employees called 911 after the offenders left the store. The three store employees were not injured during the Armed Robbery. There were additionally five Verizon Wireless employees in a conference room who were unaware of the robbery.

Offender #1 is described as a black female, 21-22 years old, medium build, black hair with red colored highlights, wearing a grey sweater, blue jeans and pink shoes.

Offender #2 is described as a black male, 18-23 years old, thin build, wearing a yellow baseball style hat, a black colored hooded sweatshirt with white faces on the front, dark colored torn jeans and beige work boots.

Offender #3 is described as a black male, 40-50 years old, medium build, with facial hair, wearing a navy blue hooded sweatshirt, torn blue jeans and white shoes.

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.

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