Suspect accused of robbing officer at gunpoint in Dolton still on loose after chase ends in crash

ByJohn Garcia and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, May 11, 2023
Suspect in officer's armed robbery on loose after chase ends in crash
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The suspect in an armed robbery at a Dolton, IL gas station is till on the loose after a police chase ended in a crash near Chicago's Far South Side.

DOLTON, Ill. (WLS) -- An armed robbery suspect is on the loose after a south suburban police chase on Thursday, officials said.

There was a huge police response as squad care covered the area around East 130th Street and South Doty Avenue near Altgeld Gardens on Chicago's Far South Side. The driver of a red car led police on a chase there, where he got out and ran away.

Police took a woman, who was a passenger in the car, into custody, but she is not a suspect. Officers then continued an extensive search of the area, looking for the male driver, but they came up empty.

Police believe that driver is responsible for an armed robbery that happened on February 19. An off-duty Cook County sheriff's police officer was robbed at gunpoint at a Dolton gas station.

Police had identified the suspect in a red vehicle on Thursday, and tried to stop him, but he sped off, starting the chase.

That pursuit ended when the suspect crashed into a Dolton squad car and took off. The officer inside was not injured.

Police said that red vehicle was reported stolen, and they are still searching for the suspect.