Suspect shot during robbery at Oak Brook mall
A suspect was shot during a robbery at Oakbrook Center Mall in Oak Brook Sunday.
According to Oak Brook Police, three men attempted to rob the jewelry store CD Peacock at the mall around 3:40 Sunday afternoon.
One of the men was armed with a sledgehammer. He smashed the top of a glass display case.
The store’s armed security guard approach the suspects. Two of the men fled store. The third man, who was armed with the sledgehammer, was shot in the abdomen.
The suspect was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery.
The other two suspects fled the mall in a stolen black Jeep Liberty, police said. The vehicle belonged to a mall employee.
Police describe one as a heavy-set Black male in his late 20s to early 30s, 5’9, 230 lbs with a tattoo on the right side of his neck. The second suspect is also a Black male in his late 20s to early 30s, 5’11 160 lbs with a heavy beard.
There were customers in the store at the time and the store was put on lockdown. No other injuries were reported.
The mall initiated an “armed gunman response” and stores encouraged customers to stay in the stores, but the mall was not on lockdown.
Police are investigating.