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.