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Flossmoor Police Search for Armed Robber

With the help of a canine unit, Flossmoor Police are working to track down a man police say is responsible for robbing a Flossmoor resident at gunpoint on the evening of Nov. 8.

Flossmoor Police are searching for an armed man who robbed a Flossmoor resident at gunpoint yesterday as he was returning from work, said Flossmoor Deputy Police Chief Mike Pulec.

The robbery occurred around 6:50 p.m. on the 1600 block of Princeton Road, according to the report. Police say the robber approached the resident as he was entering his garage and demanded his wallet while brandishing a handgun. The man gave over his wallet and the robber fled eastbound, the report said.

Police enlisted the help of a canine unit to search for the armed robber last night, but Pulec said there were no results.

"We're still trying to locate a suspect," Pulec said. "The search is ongoing."

Police are describing the thief as a black man in his late teens to early 20s, six-feet-tall and approximately 150 lbs. The man is slim in build, clean shaven and he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt at the time of the robbery, according to the report.

Dep. Chief Pulec advises residents to be aware of their surroundings when entering and exiting their homes. He also suggests use of adequate outdoor lighting, especially now that nightfall comes earlier in the day.

 

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Joel November 09, 2012 at 07:52 PM
We are the only state without a concealed weapon law. Only the bad guys are armed.
BlackHawks Fan November 09, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Joel ~ You may want to read this!!! http://illinoisissues.uis.edu/archives/2012/03/concealedcarry.html
Joel November 09, 2012 at 09:08 PM
49 out of 50 states are smarter then us.
SouthSide November 09, 2012 at 09:32 PM
The bad guy probably stole a gun from a legitimate/law-abiding gun owner who has an NRA bumper sticker on his or her car. Hoodlums know which homes to rob, and when. Lock up your guns, folks, and avoid spreading the news that you have guns, lest your home get robbed when you're not there.
Mark Liszeo December 05, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Joel, our constitution gives us the right to defend ourselves, but Illinois is the only state too ignorant to allow us to protect ourselves. Personally I'm looking to move out of state in a few years when my son is done with high school. The quality of life in this area has fallen too low for my taste!!!

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