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Chicago Man Accused of Radio Shack Armed Robbery

Reginald Taylor, 47, robbed the Palos Heights store at gunpoint and then fled to Oak Lawn, authorities say. Charges also are expected in connection with a Frankfort Radio Shack robbery.

A Chicago man charged in a standoff with Oak Lawn police is now accused of robbing the Palos Heights Radio Shack at gunpoint.

Reginald Taylor, 47, of the 7100 block of South Harvard, is charged with armed robbery. He is accused of drawing a gun on employees on Wednesday inside the Harlem Avenue electronics store. The Cook County States Attorney’s Office approved the charge on Friday.

Two Radio Shack employees who were in the store when it was robbed at picked Taylor out of a lineup on Thursday, Palos Heights police said.

Taylor waited for customers to leave the Palos Heights store before locking the store's front door, police said. He pulled out a handgun, demanded money and fled with the cash. Taylor then made his way to Oak Lawn where he walked into a second Radio Shack location, police said. An employee there recognized him and 911 was called. A police chase ended in Taylor's arrest after a standoff.

Taylor is on parole for an earlier armed robbery from Rockford, said Palos Heights police Sgt. Tim Holder. Charges from a potential parole violation are likely.

Also on Thursday, Oak Lawn police announced a charge of felony possession of a firearm against Taylor for his part in a standoff with police in that city shortly after the robbery. He is accused of barricading himself in a stairway armed with a 9mm semi-automatic handgun.

Authorities in Frankfort are looking at Taylor for a Nov. 1 armed robbery of the Radio Shack location on La Grange Road. An employee from that store also selected him from a Thursday's lineup at the Oak Lawn Police Department.

Charges in the Frankfort robbery are expected to be filed Tuesday, police said.

Taylor is due in bond court at 9 a.m. Saturday inside the Cook County Criminal Courts Building.

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very concerned citizen November 14, 2012 at 01:09 PM
This guy was a regular customer at speedway on harlem and benton where I used to work. I knew he looked shady but as long as speedway gets there money from customers they dont care.We had our childrens fund money stolen off the counter by a customer from the next town over who still comes in our store.Sounds nice doesnt it.Well I stopped that when the guy had the nerve to come back in the same night and will county police was sitting accross the street and I waved him over and he caught the guy.Its getting bad over there,thank god Iam out of that place I dont have to put up with any more mental abuse.As long as these people are getting free goverment money and cell phones play the system whats gonna stop them.

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