Five men wanted in connection with an armed robbery Monday afternoon in Winnetka were taken into custody in the Sauganash neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
Officers from Winnetka responded about 4:15 p.m. to a call of an armed robbery in the 900 block of Ash Street in the north suburb, according to Winnetka police Chief Marc Hornstein. When they arrived, officers were given a description of a vehicle that was used in the robbery.
A Wilmette police officer saw a vehicle matching the description and followed it south on the Edens Expressway, Wilmette police Deputy Chief Patrick Collins said. The officer, a 15-year veteran of the department, got out of his cruiser and held the suspect’s SUV as it was waiting in a line of vehicles at a traffic light at Cicero and Peterson avenues.
“[The officer] did a good job of spotting the vehicle and following it down the highway,” Collins said Tuesday.
About 4:30 p.m., Winnetka police and Chicago police responded to the scene after the vehicle had been stopped, Hornstein and CPD News Affairs Officer Michelle Tannehill said.
A photo posted to Twitter by an assignment editor for CBS Chicago showed the Wilmette officer pointing a handgun at a Chevrolet Trail Blazer.
Some of the men taken into custody who were were being held in Winnetka, while others were being housed in another unnamed jurisdiction, Hornstein said.