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Police Arrest Alleged Family Liquor Robber

A 23-year-old Hazel Crest man stole cash and an employees car before police caught him, according to authorities.

Homewood police arrested Michael Phelan, 23, of the 16700 block of Bulger in Hazel Crest in connection with an robbery at Family Liquor on the morning of Jan. 7.

Deputy Police Chief Denise McGrath says Phelan went inside the 18707 Dixie Highway store around 10:40 a.m. and stole cash from the register. He escaped in an employee’s vehicle, but police managed to catch him, according to McGrath. He was charged with aggravated robbery.

Nobody was reported physically harmed during the robbery.

Don Mastery January 07, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Awesome!!!! Way to go Homewood Police Department...........you are awesome!
Linda Daniels January 07, 2013 at 11:31 PM
Another dumb robber gig....
BIGMIG January 08, 2013 at 12:27 AM
We are surrounded by garbage. Its up to the community to step up and help. If you see somthing suspicious call the police. Once criminals realize H-F is not an easy target, and has a community that cares hopefully it will keep them somewhat away! FINGERS CROSSES hope H-F stays a great community!
aron alborn January 08, 2013 at 01:10 AM
Glad to hear everyone is ok!!!
DJ Morgan January 08, 2013 at 01:46 PM
good point! Criminals are lazy, they are not going to target a community that stands up against them.
Glenn E. Wierzbicki January 09, 2013 at 01:55 PM
If the police caught him, he must not have stolen Butches funny car.....

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