Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Police are on the lookout for an armed robber after a heist at JJ Fish.
Homewood police have launched an investigation into the armed robbery of JJ Fish at 18226 Halsted St., on Feb. 14 just before 9:30 p.m., according to Deputy Chief Denise McGrath. Police say the man brandished a handgun and demanded cash from the register. No other information is currently being released. An investigation is ongoing. Get in on the conversation. Join Patch today. Like H-F Patch on Facebook
The Harvey man tried running from Homewood police after robbing the downtown gas station, but he was no match.
Homewood police arrested a Harvey man in association with a robbery at the 183rd Street Citgo gas station in Homewood just after 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 15, according to Deputy Chief Denise McGrath. Victor Bobo, 38, of the 14900 block of Wood Street thought he could beat Homewood officers in a foot race after holding up the downtown gas station. He was wrong. Police say Bobo was taken into custody minutes after his attempt to flee the scene. He was charged with robbery. Get in on the conversation. Join Patch today. Like H-F Patch on Facebook
Monday, January 7, 2013
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.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The man shimmied down 15 stories of the Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center, according to reports.
Police recently raided a Tinley home in search of 38-year-old Kenneth Conley—the “Happy Bandit” imprisoned for robbing the Walt’s Foods MB Financial bank last year. They’ve been on the lookout for him since earlier this morning when he used a makeshift bed sheet rope to escape from his 15-story high cell at the Chicago Metropolitan Correctional Center, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. Conley absconded from the prison along with fellow bank robber 37-year-old Jose Banks, according to the Trib. Chicago Heights police originally arrested Conley for stealing $4,000 from MB Financial when they caught him pointing a gun at someone from within his gold Land Rover, the Tribune reports. It is suggested that Conley used at least part …
Homewood police reports, Dec. 7-11
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11 Someone stole a metal turtle decoration from the front stoop of a Homewood resident’s apartment on the 1900 block of Hickory Road, according to police. The owner told police on Dec. 11 that the turtle was stolen sometime between 8 a.m. on Nov. 17 and 8 a.m. on Nov. 18. Police say the metal turtle was painted green with a few white paint spots. It also has a secret compartment under its shell, which lifts up when the head is stepped on, according to reports. The owner of the turtle told police it was a priceless possession, according to the report. Police pulled a woman over on the 1100 block of Birch Road just before 2:30 a.m. after running her plates and discovering her vehicle is not registered to this area, …
Monday, December 17, 2012
No weapons were reported and nobody was injured during the Sunday morning attempt.
The FBI is on the lookout for the man behind Sunday's Homewood TCF Bank robbery inside of the 183rd Street Jewel-Osco. The suspect is described as a 20-year-old black man with brown eyes. He was dressed in Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) garb during the time of the robbery, according to Chicago BanditTracker. He was also wearing a trapper hat and blue latex gloves, according to BanditTracker. The feds say no weapons were reported involved and nobody was injured. If you recognize the man in the photos, please notify the FBI.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Homewood Police Department are asking for residents' help in locating two men who robbed a Halsted Street T-Mobile store Dec. 3 around 8 p.m.
Homewood Police are looking for two men who robbed the Halsted T-Mobile store at gunpoint around 8 p.m. Dec. 3, according to a press release from the department. Police say the two, armed thieves grabbed cell phones and cash before fleeing the scene in an unknown direction. Nobody was injured. Police are describing the first bandit as a thin black man, just shy of 6 feet tall. He had facial hair and was wearing a blue, Nike hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, according to the release. The second man is described as black and just over 5-feet, 6-inches tall. He was wearing a tan jacket and blue jeans at the time of the robbery. Photos of both offenders are included in the media viewer. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homewood …
Friday, September 7, 2012
This week on Patch Talk we're discussing the mysterious closure of a local restaurant, the funny connotations of the word "bandit," and safety at local festivals.
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Thursday, September 6, 2012
The man who robbed the TCF location in Homewood inside of Jewel-Osco on Halsted may be responsible for an Aug. 12 robbery at another TCF location in South Chicago Heights.
The man who allegedly robbed the TCF location inside of Jewel on Halsted today may be tied with an Aug. 12 South Chicago Heights TCF robbery, according to the FBI. The TCF bandit, described as a black, heavy-set male somewhere between five-foot- eight and five-foot-ten inches high, was captured on camera wearing a baseball cap during both robberies. He was wearing a light colored long sleeve shirt during the Homewood robbery earlier today. The bandit walked up to the TCF location within Jewel sometime around 9 a.m. earlier today and presented a note demanding cash, according to a Chicago Tribune report. He left, on foot, after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, they said. No weapon was reported shown during either robbery and nobody…
Police confirmed a bank robbery earlier this morning at the TCF location inside of Jewel-Osco on Halsted.
UPDATED: Thursday, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. Someone robbed the TCF bank inside of Jewel-Osco on Halsted around 9 a.m. on Thursday morning. Homewood police have yet to respond to questions, but Sgt. Denise McGrath confirmed, on location, early reports of robbery. More information will be available later in the day, according to McGrath. The Jewel TCF is currently roped off and it appears detectives are working the scene. Here's what we've been hearing on the H-F Patch Facebook page so far: Sign up for H-F breaking news alerts