Chicago Police

Would-Be Robber Steals Lollipops After Toy Gun Falls Apart

Three people made off with a handful of lollipops after trying to rob a dry-cleaning business with a toy gun Tuesday evening in west suburban Oak Park.

The suspects, two females and a male, all thought to be between 15 and 19 years old, walked into the business about 5:10 p.m. in the 100 block of South Euclid and approached the front counter, according to Oak Park police. One of the females then pulled out what was believed to be a small black handgun and demanded cash from a clerk.

She then dropped the purported weapon, which “fell apart into small plastic pieces,” police said. After realizing the gun was a toy, the clerk ordered everyone to leave the business.

The female then grabbed roughly 5 Dum Dums lollipops from a basket before taking off north on Euclid with the other suspects, police said. The total cost of the stolen lollipops was estimated at $2.

The female who displayed the toy gun was described as a 5-foot-6 black teen with a medium build, police said. She was seen wearing a red and black jacket, blue jeans and a black backpack. The male suspect was described as a 5-foot-9 black teen wearing a white coat. There was no further description for the other female suspect.

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