Mount Prospect police responded about 10:58 AM Tuesday to an armed robbery at the Subway restaurant, 1705 West Algonquin Road Mount Prospect, IL. Police received a report that that a male/white subject entered the restaurant, approached the cashier and asked a question about prices. While the employee was responding, the offender produced a black colored handgun and demanded money from the register be put into a white bag. The offender then exited the store with an undisclosed amount of United States Currency (USC) and fled to a vehicle parked nearby, leaving the area travelling westbound on Algonquin Road. The restaurant employee was not injured and no customers were in the store.
Security image: Armed robbery suspect at Subway restaurant on Algonquin Road in Mount Prospect on Tuesday May 10, 2016 at 10:57 a.m.
The offender was described as being a white male, approximately 35-years-old, approximately 5’10” tall, weighing approximately 225 lbs., wearing a black baseball style hat, black sunglasses, a black jacket, dark colored pants and dark colored shoes. The vehicle used by the offender is described as a white, 4-door sedan.
The crime is reported to have occurred at 10:57 a.m.
The Mount Prospect Police Department continues to investigate this armed robbery and anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the Mount Prospect Police Department’s Investigations Section at 847-870-5654. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers of Mount Prospect by calling 847-590-7867 or texting MPPD and your tip to 274637. Tips made through Crime Stoppers of Mount Prospect that lead to the arrest and prosecution of the offenders could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.
Is this the suspect the same suspect that robbed the Mobil gas Station in Arlington Heights on Sunday May 8, 2016 at 11:44 AM?
IMPORTANT ALERT …
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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