It was a busy week for Elmhurst robbery suspects. And, American Pickers is looking for you.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
In case you missed it, here's a rundown of some of the top Elmhurst stories of last week. Most involved theft, but also noteworthy: possible train delays and a chance at fame—if you have an unusual collection. Judge Denies Bail Reduction for Man Accused of Cigarette Robbery Claiborne Robertson remains held on $1 million bail and faces natural life in prison if convicted. Why so harsh? His long criminal history includes attempted murder. Police believe Robertson is one of two men who bound a clerk, took $40,000 worth of cigarettes and led police on a car chase that ended in a crash. No Deal Yet in Air Jordans Robbery A plea deal was not reached in the case of a Bellwood man charged in a Christmas Eve armed robbery. Rodney E. Payton, 22, is …
The "modern archeologists" who star in the History Channel show plan to be in Illinois in September, according to a show producer.
You know Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz - the duo on the History Channel's American Pickers? The guys who find great joy and a little adventure in treasure-hunting through rural barns and out-of-the-way shops? They are coming to Illinois in mid-September, and producers are looking for good picking grounds. They want colorful characters who value collections and the stories behind them. Specifically, they are looking for old movie posters, unusual transistor or tabletop radios, pinball and slot machines, antique casino or gaming machines, bicycles from the 1940s or earlier, old rodeo items and early Halloween items, among other things, according to producers. They are not interested in farming and agricultural items, tractors, crocks, stoves, …