After they were allegedly robbed of four pounds of marijuana, Glenda Mendez and her partner Daniel Martinez went to police in hopes of getting their property back.
At first, the two told Skokie detectives they were robbed of $7,000 by three black individuals in an attempt to purchase a vehicle in Skokie. After some questioning, the duo soon admitted to police that it wasn’t cash that was stolen–but four pounds of pot.
Originally, Mendez, 25, and Martinez, 30, both Richmond residents, told police they were mugged and the money taken near Church Street and Kilpatrick Avenue on March 1.
Police asked if “anything else was involved in the deal, such as a drug deal,” according to the report. The would be pot brokers, however, denied any wrongdoing and continued to tell police they were in Skokie to purchase a vehicle.
Detectives showed Mendez and Martinez mugshots of people who might be potential suspects, and both identified an individual, stating that he was definitely present during the robbery.
It wasn’t long before officers rounded up three suspects and brought them to police headquarters for questioning. As a result, additional information was obtained, and the trio told detectives that the incident reported by Mendez and Martinez was a drug rip-off in which about four pounds of marijuana was pilfered, according to the report.
When detectives confronted Mendez and Martinez with the new information, they decided to come clean and told authorities they filed a false police report in hopes of getting their property back.
Both Mendez and Martinez admitted they had taken marijuana to the meeting location, where they were robbed of the cannabis, not cash, according to the report. Both were charged with one count of disorderly conduct. Their court date was scheduled for March 14.
It is unclear what charges–if any–the other three suspects will face. Once new information becomes available, Skokie Patch will provide an update.