Police apprehended two people in Forest Park on the night of Feb. 22 following a pursuit involving multiple agencies. The two allegedly robbed a Palatine pharmacy earlier that evening.
Two males, still unidentified, were apprehended at about 7:30 p.m. after bailing out of a maroon Jeep, which crashed at the intersection of Lathrop Avenue and Polk Street, and attempting to flee on foot.
One was discovered in a backyard in the 900 block of Ferdinand Avenue, while the other was found hiding in a yard in the 900 block of Troost Avenue, said Deputy Police Chief Christopher Chin.
The two were taken into custody by Berwyn police, who were involved in the chase. Officers recovered a handgun, said Chin, and “medication.” Berwyn police did not immediately respond to a phone message left by the Review regarding any criminal charges they might have lodged against the pair.
Chin said Cook County Sheriff’s Police requested assistance from other agencies, including Forest Park, as they pursued the Jeep which exited I-290 at Harlem Avenue and sped southbound.
The high-speed pursuit went as far as Cermak Road, said Chin, before the Jeep looped back north on Harlem and then east on Harvard Street before crashing at Lathrop and Polk.
Palatine police received a call at about 5:40 p.m. that two people armed with handguns entered a pharmacy in the 700 block of North Quentin Road, took cash and prescription drugs and fled the scene.
It’s not clear where the pursuit began, but Palatine police say they were not involved, according to a spokesman there. No charges have been filed in Palatine but the investigation there continues.
This story has been changed to reflect new information obtained from Palatine police.