Armed Robbery Near Des Plaines Avenue Blue Line Station
Man tries to give bootleg DVD to cabbie for ride; employee charged with stealing from Walmart.
Unlawful Use of Recorded Sound
Robert Armstead, 40, of Northlake was charged with unlawful use of sound or audio visual recordings Oct. 28 after he attempted to give bootleg DVDs to a taxi cab driver at Circle and Harlem Avenue in exchange for a ride home, police said.
An officer sitting in his squad car parked in the CVS lot at that corner watched the incident and was approached by the cab driver who told him what happened.Police said Armstead, who had 21 DVDs of films still in theaters in his possession, told them he did not intend to sell them but was planning to watch them at his girlfriend's house, police said.
A tote bag containing $20, credit cards, a driver's license and insurance card was stolen Oct. 28 from a woman who was robbed at gunpoint near the CTA Blue Line station, 711 Des Plaines Ave.
The victim told police she was walking south on Des Plaines toward the CTA station to go to work when she saw a man walking toward her. She said that as the two of them met she noticed he was crying. At that point he pulled out a black handgun from his pocket and demanded she give him her purse. After she gave him the purse, he walked south on Des Plaines, but turned and said to her "you did the right thing."
The victim was uninjured in the incident, police said.
An employee at Ultra Foods was charged with felony retail theft Oct. 26 for taking nearly $3,600 worth of Enfamil baby formula from the store over a six-week period, police said.
Roderick A. Jenkins, 31, of Chicago stands accused of taking 44 cases of the baby formula from the market, 7520 Roosevelt Rd., between Sept. 9 and Oct. 25, police said.
A security guard told police he began reviewing in-store security cameras after discovering a number of employee thefts during the overnight shift.
Tapes revealed that Jenkins, on 11 different occasions, had taken the items from display shelves, conceal them inside store bags and hide them underneath the kitchen sink in the employee break-room, police said.
At the end of his shift Jenkins returned to the break-room, retrieved the bags, walked passed the last possible point of purchase and left the store.
He was apprehended on Oct. 26 when store security caught him attempting to take more baby formula, police said. Total value of the items was $3,597.