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Flossmoor Jogger Robbed

Flossmoor Police Department is asking the community for help in solving the recent robbery of a Flossmoor jogger by an unknown man.

Someone robbed a Flossmoor jogger at the intersection of Sterling Avenue and Flossmoor Road at 8 p.m., according to police.

According to the report, the jogger noticed a man exit a black or blue SUV stopped at the intersection. Police said the unknown man caught up with the jogger at the intersection of Flossmoor Road and Leavitt Avenue and asked the jogger if he could borrow a cell phone, to which the jogger replied, "no," and kept jogging.

Before the jogger could establish a secure distance, the unknown man grabbed the jogger by the arm, reached into the jogger's shorts and removed the jogger's iPod, according to the report.

Police said the unknown man then returned to the SUV and left the scene.

According to police, the man is described as a black male, 15 to 16 years old and about 5'11'' with a slender build. He is said to have a blemish under his right eye and he was wearing red H-F High School shorts, a white tee shirt and earrings resembling a shamrock design, according to the report.

Flossmoor Deputy Chief Mike Pulec is requesting the community's help to solve this robbery.

"Contact police investigations if any suspicious individuals were observed during this time, especially if they have been seen knocking on residen't's doors," Deputy Chief Pulec said.

Joan Donahue June 03, 2011 at 04:11 AM
That's pretty shocking. We're all going to have to be a lot more alert from now on.
Mark Remy June 06, 2011 at 03:55 PM
Or you could, you know, leave the iPod at home and just run.
Juvenal June 06, 2011 at 05:43 PM
Say a lot that this would happen a block from Police HQ. Mighta made sense for that building to have a couple of WINDOWS.......
John56 August 29, 2011 at 09:02 PM
I'm beginning to believe that we should all be carrying tasers in our pockets. It seem as if the crime rate in our area has escalated to alarming levels...or maybe we are just more informed...Idk??
Ryan Fitzpatrick (Editor) August 29, 2011 at 09:28 PM
That's a good question, John56, and one I would like to know the answer to as well. I'll keep in mind to ask the Police Departments if they have any input and I'll share any response with you.
Doug August 29, 2011 at 11:32 PM
Good idea Mark. On second thought why even jog at all. Maybe just stay at home and lock the door, turn the lights off and hide in the basement.
BlackHawks Fan August 29, 2011 at 11:43 PM
I have two daughters and I am always telling them to be aware of their surroundings. I understand they want to listen to music as they run, ride their bikes or walk the dog but, they do understand that they need to keep one ear open to listen to what is going on around them. Just saying. -_-

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