Cell Phone Store Robbed At Gunpoint - UPDATED

Robbers made employees lay on floor while fleeing with unknown amount of cash, police say.


Oak Lawn police are searching for two men that robbed a cell phone store on Tuesday evening.

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A police press release said that two male blacks entered the T-Mobile Store at 10312 S. Cicero Ave. around 6:35 p.m., pointing handguns at two employees. The robbers took cash and made the employees lie on the floor before fleeing the store. No one was injured the robbery.

Police K-9s tracked the offenders’ scent to a parking lot at 103rd Street and Lacrosse Avenue. The scent ended in the parking lot, where police believe the robbers may have fled in a getaway vehicle.

The first robbery suspect is described as 35 years old, six-foot-one, and wearing a multi-colored baseball cap and brown jacket.

Surveillance images of robbery suspects added.

The second robbery suspect is also in his mid-thirties, six-foot-two, and wearing a “New York” baseball cap, dark jacket, orange shirt, black jeans, and a white gym shoes with a dark stripe.

If anyone witnessed this crime or has information, please call the Oak Lawn police at 708-422-8292.

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Mary Beth October 17, 2012 at 09:25 PM
I agree Joe W. There are also White Africans, that may be African Americans too.
Stan Bruckner October 17, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Male black is the standard form of description for law enforcement and emergency services. Sex of suspect, then color or race of subject. Quick clear description, then police receive further.
Thomas Mc October 18, 2012 at 01:28 PM
I copied the pictures and posted them to my facebook page and asked people to do the same. Wouldn't this be a great way to find these guys quicker. Facebook is viral...it will eventually get to the right people who recognize these idiots. I wrote, "This is a scum bag who robbed a T-mobile store a few blocks from where my daughter lives in Oak Lawn. He and another guy pulled guns on the employees there and made them lay on the floor. Call the Oak Lawn Police if you recognize this person...and please post to your wall to help. Eventually, people like this end up killing someone." I also posted the same comment for the second guy. Anyone want to try?
Farrell October 18, 2012 at 07:35 PM
My God, is this going to happen every time a black person, person who is black, person of color, persona de colore, person who paints with water colors, makes the news? He's really Jamaican, He's really African, he's really Irish but he fell asleep under a tanning lamp and now look what happened! Someone said a certain phrase took them out of the story - well, guess what, folks - discussing being taken out of a story will take readers out of a story.
Lorraine Swanson October 18, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Thanks, Farrell.


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