This alert gives notice to recent strong arm robberies of convenience stores that have occurred within the boundaries of the 14th, 18th and 19th District. In these incidents, two of the offenders approached the clerk in the convenience store, grabbed him, and forced him to open the cash register. The third offender entered the store and stayed guarding the front entrance. The offenders then took an unknown amount of US currency from the cash register and other merchandise before fleeing the scene.
14 Oct 18 - Two Offenders Charged in 18th District Armed Robbery
Tijerina and Santana entered a food retail establishment on the 300 block of West Chicago Avenue on October 14, 2018 at approximately 2:36 a.m. wearing masks and began to batter employees, striking the victims with closed fists and a pistol. After beating the victims, the offenders fled the establishment with the cash register. The victims flagged down 18th District Police Officers who were able to place both violent offenders into custody, recovering a handgun and the proceeds from the armed robbery. Tijerina, a convicted felon on parole for felony Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, was charged with Armed Robbery. Santana was also charged with Armed Robbery. Both offenders will appear in bond court on October 15, 2018. No further information is available at this time.
This alert gives notice to recent Aggravated Vehicular Hijackings and Armed Robberies that have occurred within the boundaries of the 18th and 19th District. In these incidents, the offenders approached the victims while they were alone in their stopped vehicle or alone on the street. The offenders then ordered the victims out of the vehicle: in some incidents while displaying one or multiple handguns and in others by physically pulling the victims from the vehicle.
26 SEP 18- 018th District Business Alert Burglaries P18-1-248B
This alert gives notice to businesses of the 018th District of recent burglary related incidents. In each incidents, the offender forced entry into businesses through the front or rear doors using a pry tool. Once inside, the offender opened the cash register and took money and other property from within.