Police Capture Armed Robbery Suspect After Search in North Elmhurst Wednesday

Chicago man is being held without bond.

Elmhurst police captured the person they believe robbed a Shell gas station at gunpoint after they tracked him down in a north Elmhurst neighborhood Wednesday night.

Mario Williams, 24, 408 E. 62nd, Unit 1, Chicago, was arrested and charged  with armed robbery after he was tracked to North Virginia Lane Sept. 12.

Police were called to the Shell station, 926 N. York, at about 7:40 p.m. The clerk described Williams, who reportedly was wearing a black hat and had a black bandana covering his face. The clerk said he displayed a black, semi-automatic handgun and demanded money. The clerk gave him about $600 or $700, and Williams fled on foot, eastbound across York Road, police said.

Multiple officers responded and coordinated a search in the surrounding neighborhood. They located Williams, who was attempting to flee in a 303 Taxi cab on North Virginia Lane. The suspect was found in the back seat of the cab, and $629 was thrown under the passenger seat, police said.

He was taken into custody without incident.

Police did not say if there is any connection between the Wednesday night robbery and another . An investigation is pending, according to the police report.

Williams is being held on $300,000 bond at DuPage County Jail, the Daily Herald is reporting.

LizW September 13, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Awesome job by our officers!
Proud Mom September 14, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Thank you Elmhurst police force!
Marilyn Anderson September 14, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Elmhusrt finest stricks again... thanks
Independence666 September 14, 2012 at 10:27 AM
1 Ply September 14, 2012 at 11:52 AM
I really wish the Elmhurst police would patrol the streets a little more and stop just pulling over residents for speeding, city stickers and moving violations. Seriously.
Andrew Burns September 14, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Great job Elmhurst police! Thank you.
Ralph September 14, 2012 at 01:51 PM
So what happened with the Aug 17th robbery there? The suspect in that case walked across the street there too. http://elmhurst.patch.com/articles/man-robs-shell-station-clerk-at-gunpoint-thursday They need to raze those town homes there, or eliminate the sec 8 vouchers.
Floyd September 14, 2012 at 02:15 PM
I would like to know the rest of the story. If they caught this guy in a cab,(which was stopped across the street from the shell) why was the E.P.D. searching the neighborhood HOURS LATTER carrying ASSAULT RIFFLES!?
an Elmhurst mom September 14, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Did police find the gun??
an Elmhurst mom September 14, 2012 at 02:20 PM
And of course, nice work Elmhurst PD!
Karen Chadra (Editor) September 14, 2012 at 02:58 PM
I don't know the exact time frame, but it did take a matter of hours for them to find him. He wasn't found immediately.
Ken September 14, 2012 at 03:18 PM
I totally agree. Those town homes are nothing but slums, thanks to Section 8.
Gigi September 14, 2012 at 04:05 PM
It's easy to make cracks about minor violations, but trouble starts small. As a former Oak Parker, I can assure you that I have much more confidence in Elmhurst's ability to withstand a criminal element and maintain a better quality of living for its residents.
1 Ply September 14, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Gigi, sorry I was being sarcastic. I wanted to be beat the idiots who post the same comment after every article about the elmhurst police. Having lived in Oak Park for many years as well I share the same thoughts. Having lived downtown Chicago, Oak Park, and Elmhurst I have found that crime is inevitable and I have the full confidence in the Elmhurst Police to limit the crime and to ensure my families safety.
Gigi September 14, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Understood, buddy. I was a little slow on the uptake not to recognize your pre-emptive comment! On the serious side, though, I was a forty year resident of OP and am relieved to see trouble nipped in the bud in Elmhurst. It saddens me to visit OP and see how comparatively dingy the properties appear with the mammoth taxes taken into consideration. I miss the village and wish it well, but feel my investment and future is more solid in Elmhurst. This story is a case in point. Have a good one!


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