Suspect in Police Custody for CVS Armed Robbery

Few details available about the Wednesday night incident, other than no one was injured and no shots fired, Joliet Lt. Mike Batis said.

A man accused of holding up the CVS drug store at Caton Farm and Drauden roads Wednesday night is in custody and likely to be charged with armed robbery, Joliet police Lt. Mike Batis said.

The incident occurred at about 7:30 p.m., and it's believed the suspect acted alone. No shots were fired or no employees or customers were injured, Batis said.

Beyond that, however, no other details about what occurred or how the suspect was captured will be released until morning, he said.

"The suspect's being interviewed right now," said Batis, speaking at about 9:40 p.m. "He probably will be booked (into the Will County jail) tonight."

The 2375 Drauden Rd. store was surrounded by a half dozen squad cars, and officers blocked the parking lot entrances to prevent customers from going into the store while the on-site investigation was being conducted. The few employees seen leaving the store at about 9 p.m. declined to discuss the incident.

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amanda porter November 29, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Me and my 9 yr old daughter were in the store and were asked to leave, I didn't understand what was going on until I came outside and seen the cops with shields and rifels. We were so scared. I'm just so happy no one was hurt! Praise god!
Tim November 29, 2012 at 05:59 PM
This is what a competent Police Department looks like. Poor decision by this robber though, if he wanted to get away without being bothered by the police, he should have robbed a store in Plainfield.
dillon November 29, 2012 at 07:49 PM
it is Plainfield, but with the weird shape to joliet, they often respond to calls in Plainfield for some reason... even those this intersection is at least a couple miles from Joliet
Ildteacher November 29, 2012 at 09:26 PM
dillon the CVS is in Joliet. Joliet police respond to calls in their own jurisdiction. Joliet extends all the way out to Plainfield South. The addresses by CVS and out by PSH is far west Joliet.
John Doe November 29, 2012 at 09:27 PM
This is Joliet. We go all the way to Grove. The subdivisions have Plainfield postal codes because of the Post Office. I know this because Im one of the Sergeants in the photos.
Ron November 29, 2012 at 10:31 PM
CVS is about a mile into Joliet dillon. Perhaps you could take out a map and understand municipal boundaries? But I see geography isn't your best subject.
Robert November 30, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Lol @ dillon. :face palm:
Melissa November 30, 2012 at 01:03 AM
My boss was also there last night. SO glad she did not have the kids with her. How scary!
Kevin S November 30, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Praise an english class.
Billy the kid November 30, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Look at the updated article, not very had to arrest this guy when he locks himself in the bathroom...
Tim November 30, 2012 at 04:57 AM
Of course it wasn't hard, there was a competent police force there handling it.
K.T. November 30, 2012 at 05:03 AM
So, it's a little mixed up around here. Plainfield address, Joliet police and an incorrect spelling. But, the robber should've robbed a store in Plainfield. I guess the implication is that the Plainfield police department is not to the standards of the Joliet police department. Most of all, given Aurora, Colorado, I am glad that nobody was hurt or killed.
GJ November 30, 2012 at 05:24 AM
Booooo moo-hahahaha! Scarey
Billy the kid November 30, 2012 at 09:12 AM
Yeah, yeah TIMMY boy
Ernie Knight November 30, 2012 at 06:13 PM
16 year old with a BB gun. Quite the tough case to crack, Tim.
Billy the kid November 30, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Tim, I'm guessing even you could have taken this kid into custody, it has nothing to do with what police department was involved. HE LOCKED HIMSELF IN A BATHROOM
Jerdonjac December 01, 2012 at 04:57 PM
He will "probably" be booked? Why probably? especially with a criminal record. HE should be booked no question about it.


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