Illinois: Robber with fake gun foiled by clerk with real one

Rosemary Regina Sobol and Carlos Sadovi
Chicago Tribune
November 5, 2013

Police say a robber tried to hold up an electronics store in West Rogers Park with a fake gun but was foiled when the clerk pulled a real gun from a safe and opened fire.

Lawrence Bradley, 25, and of the 15200 block of Evers Street in Dolton, was charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery, both of which are felonies, according to a police News Affairs statement. Bradley is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Monday when Bradley walked through the front door of the electronics shop in the 2900 block of West Devon Avenue and aimed the gun at the clerk and demanded money, police said.

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