Pair Plead Not Guilty to 7-Eleven Robbery
Two Chicago men pleaded not guilty Thursday, Jan. 31 to the felony armed robbery of an Oak Lawn convenience store.
Two men are pleading not guilty to robbing an Oak Lawn 7-Eleven store in December.
Clifton Hall Jr., 50, and Clifton B. Moore, 39, both of Chicago have both been charged with several felonies, including armed robbery, possession of a weapon by a felon and aggravated assault.
Both men, represented by the same public defender, entered a plea of not guilty Thursday, Jan. 31 in Cook County Judge John J. Hynes' Bridgeview courtroom. Assistant State's Attorney Joy Nelson will be prosecuting the case.
Hall and Moore are both in custody of the Cook County jail on $200,000 bond.
Police said that Hall walked into the 7-Eleven store at 10441 S. Cicero Ave. in Oak Lawn around 2:29 p.m. Dec. 23 and pointed a gun at an employee and ordered him to open the register. Police said that Hall helped himself to money and mulitiple packs of cigarettes, then took off out of the store on foot.
Police said the man ran around the corner to where Moore waited in a light blue Cadillac. A witness reportedly saw Hall get into the car and called Oak Lawn police.
A short chase involving Oak Lawn and Evergreen Park police, who joined the pursuit when they spotted the Cadillac eastbound on 103rd street, ended when the pair crashed their car into a tree. A news release said the two men then attempted to escape on foot, but were quickly apprehended.
The two are set to be back in Hynes' courtroom on March 5.