A pair of twin brothers and a third man have been charged with robbing a store at gunpoint Wednesday night in northwest suburban Buffalo Grove and taking police on an ensuing chase that prompted a Facebook warning to residents of Lincolnshire.
Police received a call about 7:30 p.m. that three people drove up in a U-Haul truck and entered Locksmith Resource in the 1500 block of North Barclay Road, according to Buffalo Grove police. The company specializes in keyless entry remotes.
An employee was held while the three suspects stole property before driving off with multiple containers of key fobs, police said. The men then drove off in the U-Haul, which was later spotted driving in Lincolnshire.
Officers followed the truck, which crashed into three other vehicles at Old Half Day Road and Milwaukee Avenue in Lincolnshire. The three suspects got out of the truck and ran away, police said.
The village of Lincolnshire issued a public safety alert on Facebook urging residents to lock their doors and stay inside, warning of the three suspects wearing ski masks who were said to be “armed and dangerous.”
Police requested assistance from other police departments — including officers, canines and a helicopter — to search the area, police said. A perimeter was established and portions of Milwaukee Avenue were shut down.
A handgun and a BB gun were recovered from the scene of the crash, police said. The key fobs, which were not programmed and unusable, according to police, were also recovered.
The three suspects were later found and taken into custody, police said.
Jamaal S. Anderson and Jaquan S. Anderson, 21-year-old twin brothers from North Chicago, and Jhashi Adorno, 19, of Waukegan, were charged with felony counts of armed robbery, aggravated robbery, armed violence, burglary and aggravated unlawful restraint, according to Buffalo Grove police. They were also charged with misdemeanor counts of theft.
Adorno and the Anderson brothers were being held at the Buffalo Grove Police Department, police said. They were scheduled to appear in bond court on Friday morning.