Naperville Police Respond to Armed Robbery on the 1500 block of North Naper Boulevard
(UPDATE: Police would like the public to be aware that the meeting between the victim and the offenders was arranged via social media to facilitate a sale, making this a targeted incident. The general public is not in danger. We would like to encourage buyers and sellers to use the Naperville Police Department, 1350 Aurora Ave., to complete transactions that begin online in a safer manner. If the department's lobby is closed, the "Meet-up Spot" is located just outside the front lobby and offers video surveillance and an emergency 911 phone line.)
At approximately 9:02 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, Naperville Police Department officers responded to the 1500 block of north Naper Boulevard for the report of a robbery in progress outside a local restaurant. Upon arrival it was determined that the offenders, who had left the scene prior to police arrival, displayed a silver colored handgun and stole the victim’s cellphone, car keys, undisclosed amount of currency, and concert tickets. The offenders left the scene westbound on Ogden Avenue in a black sedan. There were no injuries reported during this incident.
The offenders are described as follows:
Offender 1: Male, black, early 20’s, approximately 6’01”, thin build, and short hair. He was reported to be wearing a black or orange shirt and shorts. The subject was armed with a short silver handgun.
Offender 2: Male, white, early 20’s, approximately 5’09”, medium build, medium length black hair. He was reported to be wearing a black shirt and shorts.
If anyone has information regarding these crimes, they are encouraged to contact the Naperville Police Department at (630) 420-6666 and ask for the Investigations Division.
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