Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Reginald Taylor, 47, of Chicago has pleaded not guilty to felony charges in two separate armed robbery cases and was given a $500,000 bond.
A Chicago man charged with robbing at least two area Radio Shack stores has pleaded not guilty. Reginald Taylor, 47, was apprehended in Oak Lawn after holding police at bay with a handgun was charged with robbing the Frankfort Radio Shack. He had already faced robbery charges in connection with a Nov. 7 stickup at the Radio Shack on Harlem Avenue in Palos Heights. Taylor has two cases with several felony charges, including armed robbery, being an armed habitual criminal possession/use of a weapon by a felon, aggravated robbery and aggravated unlawful restraint. Cook County Judge John J. Hynes issued a $500,000 bond in the new cases when Taylor appeared in court on Thursday, Dec. 19. Taylor's most recent arrest was in violation of parole …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The same Chicago man allegedly robbed two different Radio Shacks in a week before holding police at bay during an hour-long standoff.
An ex-con apprehended in Oak Lawn after holding police at bay with a handgun was charged with robbing the Frankfort Radio Shack. Reginald Taylor, 47, of 7121 S. Harvard Ave. in Chicago already faced robbery charges in connection with a Nov. 7 stickup at the Radio Shack on Harlem Avenue in Palos Heights. In that robbery, Taylor allegedly waited for customers to leave the Palos Heights Radio Shack and locked the store's front door. He then reportedly brandished a handgun, demanded cash and absconded with what employees gave up. Taylor headed from Palos Heights to Oak Lawn, where he went into another Radio Shack, police said. An employee of that store recognized Taylor and somebody called the cops. Taylor fled but officers cornered him in the…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
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…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Witnesses identify suspect from Frankfort and Palos Heights store robberies in police lineup at Oak Lawn police station where suspect was nabbed Wednesday after standoff, cops say.
A man suspected in several Southland Radio Shack armed robberies and who allegedly held Oak Lawn police at a bay with a gun was charged on Thursday with one count of a felon in possession of a firearm. Reginald Taylor, 47, of Chicago, is accused of barricading himself in residential stairwell armed with a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun and threatening police. Oak Lawn police said that Taylor hid there after fleeing officers when an employee of the Radio Shack store in at 4819 W. 95th St. called to report a suspicious person. Taylor was placed in a lineup at the Oak Lawn police station where employees from other Radio Shack stores in Frankfort and Palos Heights were brought to see if he was the man who robbed their stores on Nov. 1 and …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Police have a man in custody they believe robbed the Palos Heights electronics chain Wednesday afternoon.
Police believe Wednesday afternoon's armed robbery of the Radio Shack on Harlem Avenue could be connected with a similar robbery in Frankfort last week. A suspect in the robbery was peacefully taken into custody today by Oak Lawn police after he fled Palos Heights Wednesday, police said. He is described as a male black, about 40 years old. The suspect entered the Radio Shack at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, drew a handgun and demanded money from the two employees who were in the store, said Palos Heights Deputy Chief Dave Delaney. One employee ran out the back door of the building but a second stayed behind, police said. The gunman ordered female employee who stayed behind to give him money. He suspect made off with an unknown amount of cash …
An armed man is suspected in a Wednesday afternoon incident at the electronics store, located near Harlem Avenue and 119th. Oak Lawn police have reported they have a suspect in custody.
Palos Heights police are investigating a robbery at the Harlem Avenue Radio Shack Wednesday afternoon. An armed man reportedly entered the store at around 3 p.m. and fled shortly after. It was immediately unclear if anyone was hurt or what, if anything, was stolen. Oak Lawn police reportedly have arrested a suspect in the robbery. An emergency alert issued by Oak Lawn reported a black male, approximately 30 years old, was believed have held up the Radio Shack, Oak Lawn Patch reports. A SWAT team member told Patch that the suspected gunman is in custody. Several police SUVs were stationed outside of Radio Shack, 1901 S. Harlem Ave. Check back later with Patch for updates. Follow Palos Patch on Facebook!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Firefighters from 20 area fire departments battled an extra-alarm blaze that gutted the popular Eva's Bridal Shop and heavily damaged four other businesses on 95th Street in Oak Lawn.
OAK LAWN—A partially melted mannequin in a smoke-blackened wedding gown was about all that remained after an extra-alarm fire swept through a bridal shop and four other stores in the 4800 block of West 95th Street on Wednesday afternoon. The first call of trouble at Eva's Bridal Shop at 4811 W. 95th St. came in at 2:51 p.m. By the time Oak Lawn firefighters rolled up three minutes later, smoke was billowing out from the front and back of the store. "It was pretty intense," Oak Lawn Fire Chief George Sheets said. "We had to call a second alarm. We had exhausted all of our resources so we called for additional help." Oak Lawn firefighters broke through plate glass windows at Eva's and adjacent stores, as mannequins in bridal gowns went up in…