Forest Park Police Detectives along with US Postal Investigators developed intelligence of the location of a robbery offender responsible for a robbery and an armed robbery of a US Postal Carrier. A recent trend are criminals targeting US Postal Carriers for their mailbox master key to steal checks from the mail.
On November 28, 2023 at approximately 2pm, Forest Park Detectives and US Postal Investigators set up surveillance on the target residence and observed the robbery suspect and another subject enter a vehicle in the area of Harvard St. and Beloit Ave. in Forest Park.
A stop was conducted by officers and the robbery suspect attempted to flee on foot. A struggle ensued and during the struggle, the robbery suspect dropped a loaded firearm. This suspect was taken into custody shortly thereafter.
Three additional suspects were taken into custody along with the robbery suspect and are currently being interviewed by investigators.
There is no immediate threat to the community and anyone with information regarding these incidents is encouraged to contact the Forest Park Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at: (708)366-2425 or email at Detectives@ForestPark.net.