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Armed Robbery on LaGrange Road

The offender took thousands in money and store merchandise before fleeing the scene.

Frankfort police responded to an armed robbery at 7:12 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the 21100 block of S. La Grange Road, according to a release from the Frankfort Police Department.

The lone offender entered a business, displaying a silver handgun. He then demanded money and merchandise. 

The robber obtained an unknown amount of money and several thousand dollars in merchandise. He then fled the area in an unknown direction.

The offender was described as a black male. According to the release, he is bald, mid 30s, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has a scar on his left cheek and was wearing a Cincinnati Reds baseball hat, green jacket and blue jeans at the time of the robbery.

The matter is currently under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Frankfort Police Department at 815-469-9435.

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val walker November 02, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Sounds like the Speedway gas station, but what merchandise-- bandanas and twinkies?
chase693 November 02, 2012 at 11:51 PM
There isn't a Speedway there. Was @ Village Hall today and was told that it was Radio Shack. Very scary considering the time and that there are several businesses still open at that time. Not sure why the public is not alerted as to the business that was robbed. Given the foot traffic, someone had to see something.
Anna Schier (Editor) November 03, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Hi chase693, Official reports from FPD rarely disclose the specific address or business at which an incident took place, which is why it's not specified in the post above. Thanks for reading! Anna
Anna Schier (Editor) November 04, 2012 at 05:23 AM
mr. segragation, Your comment has been deleted, as personal attacks are in violation of Patch's commenting policy. Patch does not tolerate comments that are racially insensitive in nature. Anna
colleentriana November 04, 2012 at 11:47 AM
I am very upset to see this and that fact that I am seeing armed robberies more and more in the Frankfort area. Radio Shack is right next to Jewel, a restaurant, a dance studio, and other shops. At 7:30 at night many people (and families) are still out and running errands - this is really disturbing.
Anna Schier (Editor) November 04, 2012 at 05:14 PM
mr. segragation, Your reply to the comment above was deleted because it contained personal attacks, which are a violation of Patch's commenting policy. Anna
Anna Schier (Editor) November 04, 2012 at 05:16 PM
mr. segragation, Your reply to this comment was deleted because it contained personal attacks, which are in violation of Patch's commenting policy. Anna
chase693 November 04, 2012 at 11:35 PM
I have lived out here since 1977 when there wasn't much out here. New people moved in knowing what was here and demanded more retail. Years ago, the only crime was the Clark Gas Station (Now Mobile) @ 195th & LaGrange, getting robbed @ least twice a year. That is because they could hop on 80.More business brings more crime. I am not racist, but lets look at the police blotter. The people that are caught commiting these crimes are from Chicago or low income suburbs. Check out the names and that will tell all.Look @ the crimes comitted @ Orland Mall. Why are they coming here? Certainly, they have Radio Shacks and Circle K's in their neighborhood.
Chester Rook November 09, 2012 at 06:07 AM
Did anyone see this dude was busted? The article is in the Chicago Tribune website: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-felon-charged-in-radio-shack-holdups-20121108,0,6732678.story

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