Third Armed Robbery Reported in Woodridge

Robbery happened half-mile from where a woman was robbed in a Jewel parking lot

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014  |  Updated 5:56 AM CDT
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An armed robbery was reported in Woodridge over the weekend, days after a woman was robbed at knife-point last week in a Jewel parking lot. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

An armed robbery was reported in Woodridge over the weekend, days after a woman was robbed at knife-point last week in a Jewel parking lot. Charlie Wojciechowski reports.

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Woodridge Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect in a Monday afternoon robbery, the third incident in the southwest suburb over the past five days.

The latest robbery occurred in the 7900 block of Janes Avenue, just west of I-355.

Police did not provide any details, but said the offender was carrying a small handgun. He's described as between 5'8 to 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10 inches tall, late teens to early 20s with a medium build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans, a black baseball hat with a red bill, and his face was covered with a bandana, according to police.

On Sunday, police said a man with a handgun approached a vehicle at about 6:15 p.m. Sunday in the 2600 block of Forest Drive. He displayed the gun, police said, and took the victims' money, cell phone, debit card and a GPS before fleeing east on foot.

The man was described as being in his late teens to early 20s, standing 5-foot-8 with a thin build and black spiked hair. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt, dark blue jeans and a scarf covering his face, police said.

On Thursday afternoon, police said a man with a large butcher knife got into the passenger seat of a woman's car about 1 p.m. outside the Jewel at 2317 W. 75th St. He took her cell phone and money before telling her to drive to her bank.

The man in that incident was described as about 20 years old, standing 5-foot-10 with a thin build. He was wearing a hooded sweatshirt with a scarf over his face during the attack, police said.

Anyone with information about either robbery is asked to contact the Detective Unit at 630-719-4764 or crimetips@vil.woodridge.il.us.

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