Man arrested in Oak Park gas station holdup

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By Jean Lotus

Forest Park Review Editor

With the help of Chicago police and the use of fingerprint technology, Oak Park Police arrested a man Tuesday who allegedly held up an Oak Park gas station in August, displaying a firearm.

Marquelle Williams, 31, of the 3100 block of West Cortland, Chicago, was picked up in the 1700 block of South State Street after police found a match for the fingerprints taken from the door of the Circle K/Shell gas station at 401 Madison St.

Police said Williams, wearing a white floppy fisherman's hat and white T-shirt, entered the store around 9:40 p.m. on Aug. 26 and pointed a black handgun at the clerk. He then allegedly demanded the employee place all the money in the register into a plastic shopping bag. Loss was estimated at $175.

Williams was identified in a lineup by the clerk as the offender, according to police. He was charged with armed robbery with a firearm. 

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Island Dweller   

Posted: October 7th, 2014 9:20 PM

John, In Sierra Leone, this guy would be a pussycat compared to the people that went through and participated in the civil war. While Sierra Leone has it's problems, I'd support sending violent criminals like this guys there, because they won't take kindly to the antics of such, and this thug will actually have to pay the heavy price of street justice, as oppose to get a slap on the wrist from our frankly spineless legal and prison system. Better yet, send him to North Korea.

Great Place To Raise Kids from Oak Park  

Posted: October 7th, 2014 12:06 PM

I love the diversity of Oak Park.

John Butch Murtagh from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: October 6th, 2014 12:40 PM

Dweller - Doesn't Sierra Leone have enough problems?

Island Dweller  

Posted: October 6th, 2014 11:54 AM

They should send all violent criminals to Sierra Leone and see how they like life there

Ray Simpson from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 5:58 PM

Did he provide his FOID card and his "gun free zone" excuse slip?

Understanding resident from Oak Park  

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 5:34 PM

Well, he certainly looks like he is sorry or what he did!

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