UPDATED: Sept. 7, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
Darryl L. Oliver, 41, of Chicago, has been charged with armed robbery and unlawful use of a weapon after he allegedly robbed a Brookfield pharmacy at gunpoint on the night of Aug. 30.
A second suspect, a 30-year-old Chicago man who reportedly drive the getaway car, was also arrested, said Brookfield Police Chief Michael Kuruvilla. He was not charged in connection with the Brookfield robbery but was wanted on an unrelated warrant.
Armed robbery is a Class X felony punishable for between six and 30 years, if convicted. At a hearing on Sept. 1 at the Maybrook courthouse, a judge set Oliver’s bond at $50,000. He remains in custody at Cook County Jail awaiting his next court hearing on Sept. 21.
Police responded to CVS Pharmacy, 8911 Ogden Ave., at about 8:30 p.m. after one of the two victims, both store employees, called 911 to report they’d just been held up. Oliver reportedly entered the store and took cooler bags with a floral pattern from a shelf before approaching the cash register.
He then reportedly displayed a handgun, pointed it at one of the employees and demanded money from the register. The employees complied and Oliver reportedly left the store with about $300 in cash and the cooler bags.
Responding officers secured the scene and began collecting evidence, which included security camera video. During their preliminary investigation, Brookfield police learned that there was a retail store robbery in Berwyn earlier that evening and that the description of the offender in that case was similar to the CVS robbery.
Using the CVS security camera video, Berwyn police confirmed the offender was the same and provided Brookfield with the description of a vehicle used in the Berwyn robbery. Police broadcast that description to surrounding agencies.
At about 9:10 p.m., Lyons police located a vehicle matching the description in the Berwyn robbery at 47th Street and First Avenue. The car had suffered a mechanical failure and was stranded on the roadside along with two men.
Lyons police detained the two while Brookfield police brought over one of the victims, who reportedly identified the Oliver, the suspected CVS gunman. Police also reported finding a handgun, a large amount of cash and merchandise reported stolen in the robberies inside the car.
Berwyn police are expected to pursue separate charges.