Police nab robber after he picks up impounded car
By BRIAN STANLEY Bstanley@stmedianetwork.com December 11, 2012 4:04PM
Joshua T. Hamad
Updated: January 13, 2013 6:21AM
PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP — Dude, here’s your car ... now lean forward and place your hands on the hood.
An 18-year-old man was arrested Sunday while claiming his vehicle from the Will County Sheriff’s impound lot — because he left the car behind and ran after attempting to rob an acquaintance at gunpoint two days earlier, police said.
At 6 p.m. Friday, a 25-year-old woman went to pick up her “on-and-off boyfriend” at Jane Circle and Jennings Court. The woman told police Joshua T. Hamad, 18, got into her car instead and told her the man she was expecting was busy running errands.
When she said she was going to leave instead of waiting, Hamad pointed a black handgun at her head and demanded her money, keys and cell phone. The victim “threw a Starbucks beverage at Hamad and screamed for help,” police said.
The commotion attracted the attention of a passerby, who recognized Hamad and asked what he was doing, police said, prompting to him to run away.
The woman was not injured.
Witnesses who recognized Hamad also pointed out he drove a car parked just down the block. The creme-colored 1995 Cadillac DeVille, which is registered to Hamad, was towed.
At 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Hamad called police to ask about the tow and later showed up to claim the car, according to reports. Instead, Hamad was arrested on charges of aggravated robbery and theft.
Hamad, of 21865 W. Juneau Court, Plainfield, is being held in the county jail on $100,000 bail.