Two armed robberies reported within days in Brookfield

Handgun displayed in both incidents, unclear if robberies are related

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By Bob Uphues

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Brookfield police are investigating a pair of armed robberies, one of them a vehicular hijacking, which took place within the past week.

Deputy Police Chief Michael Kuruvilla told the Landmark the first incident occurred during the early morning hours of Nov. 25. The victim, a man walking alone in the 9000 block of Southview Avenue, reportedly told police that he was approached by three men wearing all black clothing and black face coverings.

One of the offenders displayed a handgun and demanded the victim's belongings, according to police, and after obtaining the victim's phone and wallet they were last seen fleeing on foot.

While the victim didn't see the offenders exit or enter a vehicle, surveillance video reportedly showed a newer model Nissan Sentra with heavily tinted windows circling the area where the victim was walking around the time of the robbery.

Kuruvilla said police believe the vehicle was involved in the Brookfield incident, because three offenders dressed in similar clothing, who fled in a similar vehicle, robbed a gas station in Lyons less than an hour later.

 

Carjacking reported

Meanwhile, Brookfield police broadcast a village-wide alert Saturday evening, warning residents of a vehicular hijacking that took place in the 3500 block of Harrison Avenue around 2 p.m. on Nov. 28.

While details are limited at this time, three offenders approached the victim on his property and demanded the keys to his vehicle, a gray 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. One of the offenders displayed a handgun, police said.

The victim handed over the keys and the offenders got into the vehicle, fleeing at a high rate of speed through the alley.

Anyone with information on either of these incidents is being asked to call the Brookfield Police Department's Detective Division at 708-387-1931.

 

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Earl Hickey  

Posted: December 1st, 2020 2:44 PM

Fred Mertz: thanks for the alert, Fred. Did this incident occur in the City of Chicago or in the suburbs? As reported in recent stories , car jackings in Chicago are at an all time high. I hope this trend is not spreading to the suburbs. It is a terrible thing that happened to your friend and I hope that he recovers as much as possible .

Fred Mertz  

Posted: November 29th, 2020 12:38 PM

It's getting bad out there folks. A coworker of mine was shot 5 times when he tried to pull away from a carjacking. He survived, but struggles to use his arm, not sure if he will ever return to any physical type of work. It was lunchtime, middle of the day. Our States Atty. isn't protecting us, most of these guys are repeat offenders. Police catch them, but they do very little time, if any. Everyone should be investing in video cameras, help out the neighborhood.

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