P.O.L.I.C.E.  People On-Line Identifying Crime Electronically

Contact: Officer Leo Aviles
  Crime Prevention Unit
  PoliceNews.WCPO.WESTCHICAGO@westchicago.org
   325 Spencer Street
  West Chicago, IL 60185
  Phone: (630) 293-2222
    Fax: (630) 231-2621
    Emergency: 911
01 April 2005  

Police News Alert
Suspicious person:

On March 30, 2005 at 5:13 PM, a west Chicago resident reported to the police she was a victim of a scam. The scam occurred at Walgreens located at 125 N Neltnor Blvd (Rte 59) on above date.

Victim entered Walgreens and was approached by a male Hispanic dressed in a brown uniform, similar to that of a U.P.S. employee. The subject was holding a radio shack catalog and asked victim if she was interested in purchasing a computer from Radio Shack at a discounted price. Victim indicated she was interested in the computer.

Suspect and victim walked towards Radio Shack located at 145 N Neltnor Blvd. Suspect asked victim for the money. Suspect advised her that he knew the store employee who would help with the discount price. Victim gave suspect $1,400.00 for a computer and a full warranty for the computer. Suspect entered the Radio Shack store, a few minutes later exited the store, walked into a U.P.S. truck parked in front of Radio Shack. The truck exited the parking lot and drove north bound on Rte 59.

Victim realized what had happened and walked inside Radio Shack and spoke with the employee who advised her that the male Hispanic entered the store but did not say or do anything but stood in the store for a few minutes then left. The store employee was not aware of what had happened to her.

The suspect was described by the victim as possible Puerto Rican, 600, 190lbs, wearing a brown uniform, green eyes, very short brown hair, subject spoke both good English and Spanish.

The Radio Shack employee described the suspect identical to the victim. The Radio Shack employee added the suspect was missing some teeth.

There were no video cameras available to assist in this case at this time.

If anyone has any information reference this incident please call 911 and ask to speak with a police officer or contact Ofc Langlan at 630-293-2222.

REMEMBER, IF IT IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, ALWAYS BE AWARE!
I CAN ONLY TELL YOU WHAT IS OUT THERE! PLEASE DON'T BE A VICTIM.

* The material contained in this Bulletin is for information purposes only.  Do not attempt to take law enforcement action of any kind on matters of a criminal nature. Please report any information you may have directly to the West Chicago Police Department at 630-293-2222 or if it is an emergency dial 911.

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