Three in jail on charges of armed robbery of Lansing Sprint store

2013-06-26T18:30:00Z 2013-06-26T23:10:18Z Three in jail on charges of armed robbery of Lansing Sprint storeTimes Staff
June 26, 2013 6:30 pm  • 

LANSING | Three Chicago men are in Cook County Jail facing charges of armed robbery and forcible detention following an armed robbery last week of the Sprint store at 176th Street and Torrence Avenue, police said.

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Darron Bowden set bond Friday at $1 million for Byron Williams, 18, and $1.5 million for Terrance McDaniel and Paris Mason, also both 18, according to a news release.

Lansing police caught the three men after a short foot chase across the street from the store. Police said an employee of the store called 911 late in the morning of June 19 while locked in the store's bathroom. The employee told police two men with guns were robbing the store.

An officer arrived just as two of the men were leaving the store with two laundry bags filled with cell phones and tablets valued at about $55,000. The two were getting into a waiting vehicle when the foot chase ensued with all three apprehended across the street, the release states.

One suspect had a semi-automatic handgun while a Lansing K-9 officer found another gun in a nearby field.

Lansing police said two of the armed suspects had entered the store, locked the front door and forced customers and employees into a back room. No one was hurt in the incident and police said employees and customers gave them good detailed information that helped police quickly capture the suspects.

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