Dec. 28, 2017 update - Information gathered by Oak Park Police detectives led to the arrest Wednesday of the third and final suspect in a Dec. 11 attempted robbery of a 7-11 store at 240 Chicago Ave.
The third suspect is a Chicago juvenile who was apprehended Wednesday in Carpentersville. The juvenile was transported to the Oak Park Police Department, charged with attempted armed robbery and aggravated unlawful use of weapon, and transported to the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center.
Two other juveniles have also been arrested in connection with the crime. One suspect is an Oak Park juvenile who was arrested and charged with attempted armed robbery Dec. 14.
The other suspect is a 17-year-old from Chicago who was shot by the store clerk and remains hospitalized, his condition unavailable. The suspect is in police custody but has not yet been charged.
Dec. 14, 2017 update - An Oak Park juvenile was arrested today in connection with the Dec. 11 attempted robbery of a 7-11 store located at 240 Chicago Ave. Police are seeking a third suspect. The suspect who was shot by the store clerk is a 17-year old from Chicago. He remains hospitalized, his condition unavailable.
Dec. 12, 2017 – Oak Park Police are investigating an alleged attempted armed robbery of a convenience store that left one suspect wounded by the clerk.
Responding to a call of an armed robbery at about 11:30 p.m., Mon., Dec. 11, at the 7-11 store, 240 Chicago Ave., Police found a man lying on the floor bleeding from the abdomen.
The store clerk, who has a valid Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card, told Police he shot the man in response to the threat of a robbery by three men, at least one of whom he said was armed.
The wounded man, who has been identified as a 17-year-old juvenile from Chicago, was transported to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, where he was listed in critical condition.
The two other men the clerk said were involved fled the scene. One man was described as African American, between 17 and 19 years old, 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing between 140 and 150 pounds, wearing a black jacket with white stripes on the sleeves, blue jeans and red shoes. The second man was described as African American, 5 feet 9 to 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing between 140 and 150 pounds wearing a black jacket, black shirt concealing his face and black shoes with a white Nike logo.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Oak Park Police Department at 708.386.3800. Information may be provided anonymously by calling 708.434.1636 or online at www.oak-park.us/crimetip.