A suspect is in custody after an elderly woman was knocked to the ground during a robbery at a Walmart in Round Lake Beach, police said.
At approximately 8:40 am on January 5, a woman believed to be in her 60s or 70s entered the front yard of a Walmart at 2680 North Route 83 in Round Lake Beach.
She was about to retrieve her cart when someone grabbed her purse from behind and pulled it so hard that it broke the leather strap from her shoulder.
The snatch was so strong that it knocked the woman to the ground.
Rodriguez told the Lake and McHenry County Scanner that victims were wary of multiple criminals getting into two cars in a parking lot and leaving the area at high speed. It is said that
Police were called and the victim was able to describe the two vehicles on the run.
As the Walmart headed east on Monaville Road, officers spotted one of the problematic vehicles traveling at high speed in the opposite direction.
Rodriguez said officers soon attempted a U-turn on Monaville Road and saw the vehicle in question attempt to turn south on Silver Oaks Lane.
The suspect lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree.
Officers witnessed two offenders fleeing the disabled vehicle.
Officers were able to detain one of the criminals after a short foot chase.
Local police departments were alerted via the Illinois Police Emergency Radio Network (ISPERN).
Rodriguez said the second offender in the car that was hit and several offenders in the second suspect’s car were able to escape police.
The detained criminal was identified as Hassan Z. Carr, 18, of Round Lake Beach.
He was transferred from the scene to the Northwestern Medical Emergency Center in Grays Lake and returned to police custody that night.
Cops learned that the crashed 2014 Nissan Pathfinder that Carr was driving was stolen from Fox Lake.
The Lake County State Attorney’s Office ruled against burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, theft of property worth $10,000 or more, reckless driving, eviction from the scene of an accident, driving without insurance, and giving way to avoid an accident. , admitted the charge of not slowing down. to avoid accidents.
Carr later appeared in bonded court and was ordered to post $100,000 bail.
He remains in custody at the Lake County Jail and will have to put up $10,000 in cash to be released.