Naperville Police Investigate Report of Aggravated Robbery
On Thursday, February 14, 2019 at approximately 11:12 p.m., Naperville Police officers were called to a parking lot near the intersection of Ridgeland Avenue and Naperville/Wheaton Road for the report of a robbery that had just occurred.
Upon arrival, responding officers learned that the victim had arranged online to meet the offender to sell an item of high value. Upon meeting, however, the offender implied he had a weapon, grabbed the item and fled the scene on foot. No weapon was ever displayed and no one was injured during this incident.
The offender is described as follows: male/white (Hispanic decent), early 20’s, approx. 5`6"-5`7" tall, approx. 165-175 lbs., with an athletic build and medium-length black hair. If anyone has information regarding this crime, they are encouraged to contact the Naperville Police Department at (630) 420-6666 and ask for the Investigations Division.
The Naperville Police Department encourages the public to utilize the Naperville Police Department as a safe location to meet and complete transactions that began online. The department’s front lobby is available for this purpose Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. When the lobby is closed, the public is encouraged to use the department’s front parking lot, which is well-lit and video recorded and has access to an emergency telephone.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.