Buffalo Grove police responded about 2:41 PM Wednesday January 3, 2018 to an armed robbery at the Subway sandwich shop, 1008 Weiland Road Buffalo Grove, IL. A woman told police she was at the Subway sandwich shop when a male offender holding a silver-colored handgun approached her and demanded money about 2:40 p.m. The woman was not hurt.
The offender was described as a male with light skin, 5’ 8” to 5’ 10”, wearing a white or light gray jacket with a dark gray hood, and dark-colored pants. The offender’s face was also covered with a blue or purple winter mask with tassels.
The offender was last seen headed south from the area on foot.
The Subway shop is located in the Highland Oaks strip mall at the southwest corner of Weiland Road and Deerfield Parkway.
The offender may have entered a parked vehicle on Bentley Place in a residential neighborhood, just south of the strip mall.
There is only one exit from Bentley Place to Weiland Road, but there was no information about what direction the offender may have traveled on Weiland Road.
Citizens with information about the case are urged to contact the Buffalo Grove Police Department at 847-459-2560.
The crime is reported to have occurred at about 2:40 p.m. Wednesday January 3, 2018.
Buffalo Grove robbery suspect at Subway shop at Deerfield Parkway and Weiland Road.
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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