Brookfield police are seeking a suspect in a Dec. 15 convenience store holdup on the south end of the village, in which a solitary gunman made off with between $300-$400 in cash then fled on foot.
According to the police report, the suspect is described as a white male between 30 and 35 years old with a medium build, unkempt dark mustache, facial stubble, wearing a puffy winter coat and a brown hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head.
The man walked into Brook Food and Liquor, 9016 47th St., just before 6:30 p.m., pulled what looked to be a small chrome semi-automatic handgun from his coat and ordered the store’s owner, Mohammed Akbar, to give him the cash in the cash register.
“This is the first time it’s ever happened,” said Akbar, who has operated the convenience store in the strip mall at the intersection of Plainfield Road and 47th Street for seven years. “What can I do? He said, ‘give me the money,’ so I gave him the money.”
After that, the man put the gun in his pocket and grabbed six cartons of cigarettes from the counter and fled the store. No one else was in the store at the time of the robbery.
Witnesses outside the strip mall said they noticed a man matching the description of the offender running eastbound down Plainfield Road, and Brookfield police called in the Cook County Sheriff’s Police K-9 unit, but the search yielded no suspect.