On 01/04/2021 at approximately 4:35 PM, Deputies with the Will County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 7700 block of Harbor Court in Unincorporated Frankfort Township in reference to an armed robbery complaint.
Upon deputies’ arrival, the victim informed deputies that a black Kia Soul four-door vehicle drove up to the victim’s residence, occupied by four male/black subjects. Suspect number one exited the vehicle and approached the victim, brandishing a black handgun and demanded money. The victim dropped her purse, and the offender took approximately $30.00 in United States Currency and fled the scene in the vehicle.
Suspect number one, was described as a male/black subject in his twenties with exposed facial hair, wearing a mask. It was learned by deputies on scene, that a similar vehicle was reported as being involved in a criminal trespass to a vehicle complaint in the Village of Mokena, just prior to this incident. That vehicle was identified as a stolen vehicle out of the City of Chicago. Deputies broadcast an Illinois State Police Emergency Radio Network (ISPERN) message, attempting to locate the vehicle that had committed the armed robbery.
Members of the Tinley Park Police Department located the vehicle traveling northbound on Harlem Avenue and followed the vehicle, providing updates to the vehicle’s location to area departments. Illinois State Police later attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, near I-57 and I-94. The suspect vehicle crashed in the area of I-94 and 83rd Avenue. Three of the four suspects were taken into custody on scene, and a total of three firearms were recovered when the suspects were taken into custody. The fourth suspect is currently at large, and is to be considered armed and dangerous.
Members of the Will County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division are in the process of conducting interviews with the suspects, and gathering additional evidence. Criminal charges are pending at this time, and additional information will be forthcoming in this active investigation. Sheriff Mike Kelley and the rest of the Will County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all the various police agencies involved in this coordinated effort to bring these perpetrators to justice.