C’ville police investigate armed robbery of student outside D-C
By Emily McFarlan Miller firstname.lastname@example.org December 19, 2012 12:34PM
Updated: January 21, 2013 3:50PM
CARPENTERSVILLE — A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of two males who reportedly robbed a student at gunpoint Tuesday evening outside Dundee-Crown High School.
That announcement came Wednesday morning in a message sent to the community by Dundee-Crown Principal Lynn McCarthy and Community Unit School District 300 Superintendent Michael Bregy.
According to police Cmdr. Tim Bosshart, the two males approached the boy, a 16-year-old sophomore at Dundee-Crown, about 5:50 p.m. as he was leaving the school. There was a girls basketball game at the school at the time, and the student was in the south parking lot, according to the district message.
After some conversation, one of the men — reportedly armed with a handgun — demanded the student’s cellphone and his car keys, the message said. They took the cellphone and fled on foot without the keys after possibly being scared off by a vehicle entering the area, police said.
Police said the two robbers were described as black, about 17 years old, both about 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 150 pounds. One was wearing a black hoodie and the other a green jacket, police said.
The student was not injured, officials said.
Dundee-Crown has several video surveillance cameras inside and outside the school, according to the message, and detectives were reviewing the surveillance footage. Also, school security personnel and supervisors had been at the school during the game.
Police will increase campus patrols during after-school activities at the high school, according to the district message.
Investigators have not yet determined whether the two robbers also are students in the school district, according to the message.
Dundee-Crown is offering a $500 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest. That information can be shared with school administrators, or with police Detective Victor Lizotte at 847-551-3481. Information also can be shared anonymously through the D300 safety hotline at 847-551-8477 or SafeSchoolTipLine@d300.org.