November 29, 2023 14:30
A North Precinct Officer’s proactive policing led to the capture of a robber in the act, and follow-up investigation has led to charges in multiple other felony cases.
On Friday, November 17, 2023 at 12:53a.m., North Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a robbery at a convenience store in the 6500 block of North Greeley Avenue. When officers arrived, they learned the suspect implied that he had a gun and left with an unspecified amount of cash. Officers attempted to find the suspect but they were unsuccessful.
A North Precinct Officer, suspecting that the robber may strike again, positioned himself to watch another nearby convenience store at North Killingsworth Street and North Greeley Avenue. About an hour after the first robbery, the officer saw the suspect entering the store. The officer requested cover units and coordinated a plan to address the crime in progress. Officers arrested the suspect in the store. He was armed with a firearm (photo).
James David Mack is 50-years-old, not 51 as previously indicated. We regret the error.
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