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7-Eleven Armed Robbery Suspects Caught Overnight Wednesday – Thursday; Suspected in Elk Grove and Elgin Cases

Sat November 01 2014 9:33 pm
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After an armed robbery at a 7-Eleven on Landmeier Road in Elk Grove Village, police didn’t have very far to travel because one of the suspects was traced to her residence in Elk Grove Village.

Elk Grove Village police responded about 11:50 PM Wednesday to a report of an armed robbery at 7-ELEVEN, 565 Landmeier Elk Grove Village, IL. Police received a report that offenders in a black Ford Escape robbed the 7-Eleven. Three suspects reportedly fled in the vehicle after robbing the 7-Eleven of cash and cigarettes.

The offenders were described as …

#1 Male/Hispanic 5’8″ wearing a white shirt, black sweatpants and white shoes — armed with a handgun.

#2 Male/Hispanic, heavyset wearing a black shirt and black shorts.

#3 Female/white blonde hair, wearing a tie-dyed shirt. The crime is reported to have occurred on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 11:49 PM.

The female was suspected to be Kristie L. McGillis, age 19, of the 1200 block of Carsell Avenue in Elk Grove Village. She was arrested overnight after the late Wednesday night robbery, along with her suspected accomplices Mark Ayala, age 18, of the 4100 block of North Central Park Avenue in Chicago and Reuben Miller, age 22, of the 1500 block of Birch Avenue in Hanover Park. The two men entered the 7-Eleven with one carrying the handgun, and the other demanding cash from the register. They left the scene with cash and cigarettes

The three are also suspected of robbing a 7-Eleven in Elgin at 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police received a report that two men entered the 7-Eleven at 957 Summit Street with one one displaying a handgun and the other demanding cash from the register. The subjects fled the scene after taking cash and cigarettes.

No one was injured in either robbery.

McGillis is listed at 5’1″ 100 LBS. Her next court date is November 20, 2014 at Rolling Meadows Circuit Court.

All three were charged with one count each of armed robbery

A Cook County judge set bond Friday for Ayala at $100,000, Miller at $175,000, and McGillis at $50,000. All three were being held in Cook County jail Friday.

No police photo available for Reuben Miller.


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, such as when desperate offenders of property crimes are eluding police. 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.

Lack of real time information from police dispatch also delays public awareness or eliminates public awareness of general hazards and traffic or other situations in every day living in an otherwise economically thriving community.

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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