Bond set at $350K for man accused in Lansing armed robbery

2014-01-20T17:30:00Z 2014-01-20T20:31:31Z Bond set at $350K for man accused in Lansing armed robberyGregory Tejeda Times Correspondent
January 20, 2014 5:30 pm  • 

LANSING | Bond was set at $350,000 for a Chicago man suspected of being one of two people involved in the armed robbery last week of a convenience store.

David Walker, 22, was arrested Friday night and charged with two counts of armed robbery for the incident early Thursday at Mitchell’s Foods store, 18202 Torrence Ave., police said.

Walker made his initial court appearance Sunday at the Criminal Courts Building in Chicago, where bond was set. He remains in Cook County Jail, according to the Cook County sheriff’s police website.

Walker is scheduled to make his first appearance Wednesday at the 6th District Cook County Circuit Courthouse in Markham, according to sheriff’s police.

The Lansing Police Department responded to a call about 12:30 a.m. Thursday at the store, where a clerk told them that Walker and another man walked in and demanded money, police said.

The two men also allegedly tried to get the clerk to open a locked back room. During a struggle, one of the men hit the clerk in the head with a pistol although the weapon was not fired during the incident, police said. The clerk was treated by paramedics at the scene for his injuries.

Fabian Newman, a spokesman for the village of Lansing, said police are searching for the second suspect, but as of Monday afternoon had not been able to find him.

“It remains an ongoing investigation,” Newman said.

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