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A composite sketch and surveillance images released by police show the suspects from two armed robberies that reportedly occurred Nov. 17 in Orland Park.
A composite sketch and surveillance images released by police show the suspects from two armed robberies that reportedly occurred Nov. 17 in Orland Park.
A composite sketch and surveillance images released by police show the suspects from two armed robberies that reportedly occurred Nov. 17 in Orland Park.
Bill Jones, Editor
3:44 pm CST November 18, 2019

Police have arrested a juvenile in connection with a pair of armed robberies reported Nov. 17 in Orland Park.

The juvenile was arrested around 1:30 p.m. and charged with armed robbery, along with several other charges related to the case, according to a Facebook post from the Orland Park Police Department. Citing juvenile laws, no further information is to be released related to the arrest.

Police on Nov. 17 asked for the public’s help in locating three people — but has addressed only two in subsequent posts — who allegedly committed two armed robberies that afternoon.

In updated posted over the course of the week, the department noted that around noon on Nov. 17, a couple in the 9100 block of Helen Lane witnessed their neighbor’s vehicle being burglarized by a man described as black, slender and in his teens or early 20s. As they called police about the burglary, another male — described as black, in his teens or early 20s ­— approached them, carrying a metal, semiautomatic pistol, according to the post. He allegedly demanded a purse and wallet from the couple and then fled from police in a stolen 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Around 3:30 p.m. the same day, the same males came back to town and approached someone sitting in his vehicle in the 14300 block of Deer Haven Lane but were unable to gain access to the man, according to the post. They again fled in the Grand Cherokee, police said.

One of the suspects originally was described by police as a black male between 25-30 years old, 5-foot-6, slender, and last seen wearing a cream-colored sweater and carrying a satchel. The second was described as a black male in his 20s, between 5-foot-3 and 5-foot-5, roughly 140 pounds, featuring a smaller build with a “frizzy, closer-cut hair.” He was last seen wearing a red vest with a darker-colored undershirt.

Information about the third suspect was not available at the time, and a third suspect has not been mentioned in subsequent posts.

The suspects reportedly were driving a stolen 2012 Jeep Cherokee, but that vehicle was found in Blue Island, according to an update from police. The suspects were not located at that time.

Orland Park Police Cmdr. Eric Rossi noted by email the robberies were random in nature, but no one was hurt in either incident. He declined to answer other questions about the case.

“At this time it is an ongoing investigation, and we are not releasing any additional information which may jeopardize the case,” he said.

The men are wanted in other jurisdictions for purse thefts and armed robberies, police added in a Facebook post.

Anyone who sees someone matching the aforementioned descriptions is asked to contact Orland Park police at (708) 349-4111, (708) 349-8477 or crimetips@orlandpark.org.