Schaumburg police responded about 10:16 PM Saturday to an armed robbery in the block of 600 Knollwood Drive Schaumburg, IL. Police received a report that an offender displayed a small black semi-automatic handgun and demanded the victim’s Apple iPhone. The offender fled on foot. The victim, a 16-year old male resident of Schaumburg, was approached from behind on the 600 block of North Knollwood Drive by a lone offender. The victim was not injured.
The suspect is described a Male/Black, 18-22 years-old, 6’0″ 175-LBS. He is described as having a dark complexion, brown eyes, a slender build, wearing a red/yellow baseball cap, red hooded sweatshirt, and dark jeans.
The crime is reported to have occurred Saturday, October 19, 2013 about 10:15 p.m.
Residents are reminded to remain alert in public and immediately report suspicious persons by calling 9-1-1.
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Cardinal Note: As of June 5, 2013 — up to and including the date of this article — police incidents related to the above police agency are not reported in real time or within a prompt time period. Police protecting their realm of investigation and police activity, have chosen to use secret military-grade encrypted radios to withhold their police communications, which were previously open to the public and news media via monitoring of public safety scanning radios — with no known negative results locally.
The delayed knowledge or entirely blacked out knowledge resulting from encrypted police communications may protect certain police operations and investigations, but it also puts the public at risk in situations such as when armed and dangerous offenders are at large and when other similar situations occur. In other cases, the delayed or blacked out information inhibits or prohibits the possibility of the public providing early witness accounts before a criminal trail goes cold. Citizens are much more likely to recognize or recall suspicious or criminal activity if they are aware of the criminal incident within minutes or hours of its occurrence. The most serious incident involving dire results would be a trail that is allowed to go cold in the case of child abduction.
The lack of real time information from public police dispatch also weakens an effective neighborhood watch program mostly working to prevent property loss, but also working to prevent possible violent crimes.
Police have alternate ways to transmit tactical, operational or investigative information, while still keeping their main public dispatch channels open for the best balance of public safety and police safety.
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