Naperville Police Investigate Armed Robbery That Occurred During a Meeting Arranged Online
On Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at approximately 11:40 a.m., Naperville Police officers were dispatched to the 200 block of East Bailey Road for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred.
Upon arrival, responding officers learned that the victim had arranged to meet the offender to sell a high-value item. Upon meeting, however, two subjects approached the victim on foot, displayed a handgun, grabbed the item and fled the scene in a red vehicle. No one was injured during this incident.
The offenders are described as follows:
Suspect 1- male, 20-22 yrs. old, 5’10, 200 lbs. wearing a hooded sweatshirt,
Suspect 2- male 20-22 yrs. old, 5’6”, medium build.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is 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, where two designated parking spaces provide a well-lit, video-recorded location with 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.