Three men are in custody after an armed robbery in the city’s South Deering neighborhood on the far South Side.
According to police, a 36-year-old man was unloading his car in the 2300 block of East 104th Street at approximately 4:15 p.m. when two men walked up to him and pointed a gun at him. The man was able to escape on foot and ran away from the scene.
Shortly after that, the two men entered the original victim’s home, where four women were inside. A third suspect arrived at the scene, and the three men told the four victims to lie face down on the floor of the living room.
At that point, one of the women escaped the residence and ran toward the 4th District Police Headquarters, located in the 2200 block of East 103rd Street.
The man that had originally fled when he was held at gunpoint at his car went to the police station as well, and was being transported back to his home when he identified the vehicle that the suspects had arrived in. Police then stopped that vehicle and put the three men inside into custody.
A handgun was also recovered from the scene, and police are still investigating.