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.