Wednesday Blotter: Delivery Boy Ambushed, Robbed

The following arrest information was supplied by the Skokie Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. At Skokie Patch, we update our blotter daily.

Nordstrom theft

Kristen Elwes, 32, of Skokie, was charged with retail theft on Nov. 24 Elwes attempted to steal a pair of gloves and hat from Nordstrom in Old Orchard Mall, police said. Her court date is Jan. 7.


Burt Antonio Strickland, 20, of Skokie, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol on Nov. 24. Strickland was stopped near Oakton and Lincoln for a traffic violation. His blood alcohol content level was .158, the report stated.

Macy’s theft

Romi Gally, 18, of Holland, Ill., was charged with retail theft on Nov. 23. Gally attempted to steal a jacket and a Hello Kitty purse from Macy’s in Old Orchard Mall, according to the report.

Delivery driver robbed at gunpoint

A delivery boy was robbed of his Apple iPhone 4 after two teens ambushed him in the 9000 block of Lamon Avenue.

According to the report, the victim approached a home in the 9000 block of Lamon Avenue that he was supposed to deliver food to, but was attacked by two black males, the report stated.

One subject pulled out a black handgun and placed it on the ground before pulling the trigger, the report said. However, the gun only expelled compressed air, the report said. The two subjects then went on to attack the victim and take his phone.

The driver sustained a red mark above his left eye.

The suspects were described as two black males, both around 18-years-of age, one with a slim builds and light completion the other was a darker skin completion, police said.

No arrests were made.

Troy December 05, 2012 at 07:55 PM
It seems Lamon Avenue has been an area with a lot of crime.
Brian December 05, 2012 at 08:42 PM
This is very unfortunate. I have been trying to start a community committee. I guess I need to work harder.
agold December 07, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Its time to clean up skokie
Brian December 07, 2012 at 08:27 PM
What do you recommend? I recommend a proactive approach, not reactive. If it is about new people that live in Skokie, how can we orient them? How could we orient a community this large? I would love more community programs, like a year round farmer's market with music and food, etc. This is a way to get to know the community. We need more community assigned police officers, without profiling. In case people are getting out of hand, there is someone there to do something immediately; again without profiling. We do need to weed out the bad plants and plant new seeds.


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