Police blotter: Shoes taken at gunpoint
June 11, 2012 8:20PM
Updated: July 13, 2012 6:08AM
JOLIET — Soon after a man was one of the first to purchase a new style of designer gym shoes released Saturday, they were taken at gunpoint.
The holdup occurred around 2:55 a.m. outside an entrance at the Westfield Louis Joliet mall.
“The 20-year-old victim was in line with six juveniles when three black men waited in line with them for over an hour,” Cmdr. Brian Benton said. “Security left and then so did the suspects who returned a short time later with guns and robbed them.”
No one was injured.
Driving too fast with pot
NEW LENOX — Police say an officer discovered a speeder was carrying nearly $400 worth of marijuana Thursday.
According to reports, at 2:48 p.m. the officer stopped Michael Pennington, 19, at Laraway and Schoolhouse roads to issue a traffic ticket. Pennington, of 14363 Boulder Drive in Homer Glen, was reportedly carrying 39 grams of cannabis and drug equipment. He was released after posting bond.