Lead foot prevents car theft
A 24 year-old Lincoln Park man narrowly avoided becoming a carjacking victim when he hit the gas and fled his assailant at Wyoming and Ford about 1:20 p.m. Oct. 29.
The man told police he was at a red light on northbound Wyoming waiting to turn west onto Ford Road when a man approached him on foot and demanded he turn the car over at gunpoint. But the would-be victim accelerated through the turn without incident and reported the incident to police.
The suspect is described as an older black man with a thin to medium build, dark complexion and a deep voice. At the time of the incident he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black sweat pants. Police also believe the man may be left-handed, as it is reportedly the hand with which he held the gun.
Armed robber targets restaurant
A suspected armed robber made off with approximately $150 from KFC, 6125 Telegraph, about 1:35 p.m. Oct. 28.
Employees told police the man entered the store with his hands in his pockets and demanded all the money in the register. After the money was handed over, the suspect fled north on Telegraph.
No weapon was seen by the employees during the robbery, but they told police the suspect’s actions implied he was armed.
The suspect is described as an Arab man about 28 years old with short hair and a full beard. He was wearing a black leather coat, gray hat with a burgundy pattern and dark jeans.
Armed robber flees on mountain bike
A man who stole $1,400 from Family Dollar, 3543 Beech Daly, Oct. 31 fled the scene on a mountain bicycle and remains at large.
An employee told police the man entered the store carrying a handgun and demanded all the money in the store safe and warned not to “push any buttons.” When he got to the checkout, he placed the gun in his waistband and put a black duffel bag on the counter, the employee said.
After receiving the money, the suspect headed for the exit. A patron near the counter at the time of the robbery tried to spray the suspect with pepper spray, but apparently missed.
The suspect is described as a medium-built black man in his mid-30s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall. At the time of the robbery, the man was wearing a black ski mask, navy blue hooded sweatshirt and dark pants.