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Armed Robbers Flee with $2,000 from Cici's Pizza

Two men wearing red bandanas over their faces forced an employee to open the restaurant safe, police say.

Two men wielding a gun forced a Plainfield pizza restaurant employee to turn over $2,000 in cash late Sunday night, police said.

The suspects approached the employee as he/she was leaving , 11830 S. Route 59, at about 11:40 p.m., Detective Sgt. Kevin McQuaid said in a media release. They produced a gun, ordered the employee back into the store and forced him to open the safe, McQuaid said.

After taking possession of the restaurant's bank deposit envelope containing $2,000, they fled out the back door, he said.

The first suspect is described as a black male standing about 6-foot-2 and weighing about 215 pounds. The second was a black male standing about 5-foot-10 to 6 feet and weighing about 200 pounds. Both were wearing black hooded jackets and had red bandanas covering their faces.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to contact McQuaid at 815-267-7209 or Detective Colin Mulacek at 815-439-7654.

Gina Porter April 18, 2011 at 04:52 PM
I really feel this is a sign of tough times and more crime to come for Plainfield! the police force really need to step it up and hire more officers to combat this growing trend of violence and robberies in our once peaceful and crimeless neighborhoods.
Lori Janiec April 18, 2011 at 11:08 PM
This is scary for me as this is really close to home. It's so easy to say that the police need to step up, but they cannot be everywhere all the time. Like Gina above me said...this is an unfortunate sign of the times and growing pains for our community! It's up to us as citizens to help the police force and step up and give information, get involved and not turn a blind eye. Too many people are willing to just walk away than to do the right thing. Hopefully, they are able to catch these thugs. My sympathies to the poor employee who was probably scared out of their minds!
Mark April 19, 2011 at 11:22 AM
There is no money catching criminals, only expenses. Walking downtown and citing those who don't wear seatbelts and catching teenagers walking on the railroad tracks Pays Good. I can't remember the last time I saw a squad car cruise through my neighborhood.
javajane April 19, 2011 at 11:33 AM
How in the world would the police know that two guys were going in to the CiCi's to rob them?
Joe-plainfield resident April 19, 2011 at 09:13 PM
Iam a resident in the Village and I see the crime definelty rising in the Village the past 8 yrs Ive lived here. I do know that the Plainifeld Police layed off 3 Officers last year and are definetly running short on the streets. There are 40,000 people that live here, the police cant be everywhere, I understand that if i dont see them in my neighborhood they are probably somewhere else patrolling, but to make the comment, " I cant remember the last time I saw a squad car crusie through my neighborhood" is kinda crazy to say. It takes seconds for a car to crusie past my house, and if im not outside directly looking at the street or looking out the window, I dont know if they did, or did not drive through my neighborhood. LORI, is right........its a changing town and without community help, these crimes are hard to solve.

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