Tuesday evening there was an armed robbery at the ARCO Minuteman gas station located at 3346 S. Harlem Ave. in Riverside. The robbery occurred at around 8 p.m. The robber allegedly entered the gas station armed with a black handgun and ran off with more than $500 in cash according to Matt Buckley, Riverside’s public safety director.
A bit more than 14 hours later Khalid Bryant, a 25-year-old from Berwyn, was arrested while sitting in a four door Toyota sedan parked in a parking lot located at Wolf Road and Harrison in Hillside. Bryant was taken to the North Riverside lockup and has been charged with armed robbery.
Police officers used video surveillance to determine that after the robbery the robber ran from the gas station west on Quincy Street to a car that was parked at 300 Quincy in Riverside and drove away. Police were able to identify the license plate of the car from surveillance camera video. The car was spotted on Wednesday morning near the Eisenhower Expressway and Wolf Road. Police from Riverside, Bellwood, and Hillside found the car in the parking lot and moved in and made the arrest as a female was entering the driver’s seat in the car. Bryant was sitting in the front passenger seat of the car.
“We used a lot of technology to identify the license plate and locate the car,” Buckley said.