Masked Man with Gun, Accomplices Rob Oak Forest Liquor Store

A man jumped over the counter of Foremost Liquors in Oak Forest, flashing a gun and ordering an employee to the ground before robbing the register Aug. 27. A second suspect pulled out a bat, before a third appeared and all three fled the scene.

A masked, gun-toting man ordered an employee at Foremost Liquors, 15211 S. Cicero, to the ground before emptying the register, as an accomplice held another employee at bay with a baseball bat, according to police reports. 

Two black men dressed in black entered the store—one armed with a gun, employees told police Aug. 27. The armed, masked man pulled on a pair of gloves before pillaging the register, as a second man wielded a baseball bat grabbed from behind the counter. A third man entered the store, and all three fled the scene in a white, windowless van with a "large, yellow smudge" on the back door. Police were called to the scene around 8 p.m. 

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Employees described the armed suspect as a black male, approximately 6-feet, 2-inches tall, in his mid-30s, wearing a black shirt, black pants and black mask. The second is described as a black male, approximately 5-feet, 8-inches tall, stocky build, in a black shirt, black pants and black stocking cap. A third man involved is described as a black male, 5-feet, 11-inches tall, in a grey hooded sweatshirt.

A witness told police the van traveled east on 152nd Street. 

The case is under investigation. 

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GS August 30, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Well when you are in a situation of need the police are only about 4 minutes away in OF. I deserve my 2A right to be able to protect myself or my family or friends should the need arise. If you don't want to carry a weapon fine with me, and hope you never need a CCW permit holder to help you out. http://www.wafb.com/Global/story.asp?S=4527526
Tired of the B.S. August 30, 2012 at 05:41 PM
nancygrace, WOW!!! This seems like a well thought out plan(NOT). What would the benefit of tearing down peoples homes be?
Tired of the B.S. August 30, 2012 at 05:43 PM
nancygrace, It would be nice to take a vote, but I don't think that you would like the results. Not everybody in Oak Forest is as close-minded as you seem to be. I'm pretty sure it doesn't take paying $5000-$7000 for taxes to care about where you live.
Tired of the B.S. August 30, 2012 at 05:45 PM
I believe only you mentioned the trailer park, Hills, 147th etc...and you want to tear them down because somehow all crime in Oak Forest would go away if those places ceased to exist. Maybe you need to move to a private gated community.
Tired of the B.S. August 30, 2012 at 05:48 PM
nancygrace, While there may be a higher crime rate at the trailer park, that does not mean it is OK to tear it down. What would you have us do if the crime rate in you neighborhood was to go up? Could we tear down YOUR house?


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