Currency Exchange robbery suspect hid in ceiling before attacking worker, son at Bridgeport store, police say

November 11, 2013 4:53:11 AM PST
A Chicago man was behind bars Monday for allegedly attacking a Currency Exchange worker and her son.

Police say the suspect, Joel West, was hiding in the ceiling of the Currency Exchange at 31st Street and Wallace and dropped to the floor when the woman arrived to work Saturday morning. The woman's 7-year-old son was with her at the Bridgeport store.

Both were threatened with a knife.

Police say West fled, eventually, and the victim called 911.

West was arrested later.

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