ELMHURST POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING
AN ARMED ROBBERY AT 7-11 ON FIRST STREET
Elmhurst Police are investigating an Armed Robbery that occurred at 2:19 a.m. at 155 E. First Street. It was reported that 3 teenage black males wearing dark clothing entered the 7-11 on First Street. One of the offenders presented a gun to the clerk and proceeded to steal cigarettes and U.S. Currency.
The suspects left the scene in a stolen Maroon Honda CRV before the arrival of Elmhurst Police. The stolen vehicle triggered an alert to the City’s license plate reader system, which notified officers that the stolen vehicle was on the south side of town. An Elmhurst Officer spotted the vehicle on Spring Road and units intercepted with a pursuit that continued eastbound on I-290.
Elmhurst Police, assisted by the Illinois State Police and Chicago Police, pursued the offenders to the 4700 block of W. Jackson Street in Chicago, where the suspects ran into an apartment building. Police surrounded the building. Eventually the offenders jumped from a 3rd floor window and a foot chase ensued, and the offenders were able to escape.
No injuries were reported and the stolen vehicle is in the custody of Elmhurst police. Evidence was recovered at the scene and the incident remains under active investigation.
Chief Michael Ruth
Elmhurst Police Department