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BREAKING: Oswego police investigating reported Verizon store robbery


OSWEGO – Oswego police are investigating a report of a robbery that occurred in a local cell phone store this week.

According to a Tuesday, Feb. 4 news release from Oswego police, officers responded to a call at 7:44 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 at the Verizon Wireless Store in the 2700 block of Route 34 for a report of a robbery. Employees reported two men wearing masks, black clothing and displaying pistols had entered the store, according to the news release.

Police said in the news release the reported offenders did not have an opportunity to take merchandise from the store due to the rapid police response but they took property from employees. The two suspects fled the scene on foot and responding officers saw a vehicle drive away from the area, police said in the news release.

The suspects are described as black males that are about 6 feet tall with thin builds, one having dreadlocks, both wearing all black clothing with black masks and were last seen heading west away from Route 34 and Douglas Road, according to police. The vehicle is described as an older model grey Chrysler Pacifica with a license plate that appeared to be hanging from the vehicle, police said in the news release.

Oswego police officials said in the news release responding officers located one subject near the scene and that male subject was detained. He was later released without charges, pending further investigation, according to police.

As of 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, there have not been any arrests made or charges issued in relation to the reported incident, Oswego police told Record Newspapers.

Oswego police said they conducted perimeter and canine searches and deployed a drone to help search for the suspects and did not locate them. Montgomery, Aurora and Yorkville police, along with the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, assisted in the search efforts, Oswego police said.

Police said in the news release they located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle and attempted a stop but the vehicle fled from police. Police pursued the vehicle, which was last seen traveling southeastbound on Route 30, and neighboring jurisdictions were made aware of the fleeing vehicle, according to the news release.

Oswego police said in the Monday night statement the investigation remains active.

The report comes after Oswego police began an investigation regarding an armed robbery at about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at a business in the 1100 block of Douglas Road and Montgomery police began an investigation regarding an armed robbery at 9:15 p.m. Jan. 21 at a store in the 1300 block of Douglas Road.

The Oswego Police Department said in the report anyone who may have information related to the incident can call 630-551-7300 and to not hesitate to report any suspicious activity observed by calling 911. Anonymous reports also can be made to Kendall Crime Stoppers at 630-553-5999, where tips leading to arrests may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

• This story has been updated to include additional information from Oswego Police and corrects the make of the vehicle.

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