Armed Robbery: Suspect Armed with a Knife Robs Palm Beach Tan on East Palatine Rd, Arlington Heights

VIDEO: Second armed robbery at Palm Beach with police investigation and search for suspect after robbery Saturday night near Palatine Road and Arlington Heights Road.

Arlington Heights police responded about 7:45 PM Saturday to an armed robbery at Palm Beach Tan, 381 East Palatine Road Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that a man displayed a black knife and took cash in a robbery at Palm Beach Tan.

The suspect was possibly described as a male/Hispanic suspect 5’9″ with a dark complexion and wearing blue jeans.

The suspect was last seen heading northbound on foot from the scene.

This suspect description and retail location is early, incomplete information and has not been confirmed officially by police.

Palm Beach Tan was also robbed last Saturday in daylight at 1:46 p.m. The suspect displayed a handgun and fled the scene with cash.

The robbery is the fifth armed robbery for October 2015 in Arlington Heights.

LIVE TRAFFIC MAP of neighborhood to an armed robbery at Palm Beach Tan, near 381 East Palatine Road Arlington Heights, IL …


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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