Chicago’s top cop first on scene of armed robbery in Little Village

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CHICAGO — With any emergency call to police,  you wouldn’t expect Chicago’s top cop to respond.

But that is exactly what happened Thursday night when a robbery call came from a store in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood.

Interim Superintendent John Escalante just happened to be a block away.

Police officials say he was on his way to a meeting when he got word about a robbery in progress at the Crown Beauty Supply store near Ogden and Pulaski.

Two armed robbers had just left when Escalante arrived at the scene along with an aide.

They secured the area and assisted several employees and customers who were hiding in a back room.

No arrests were made.

No word yet on what the robbers got away with.

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