Liquor Store Robber Arrested 3 Days Later When Witness Sees Him On Street

Thompson is charged with robbing the Parkwest Foodmart near Halsted and Diversey

A Lakeview man who robbed a liquor store near his home with a butcher knife was arrested three days later when a witness saw him on the street, police said.

Jacque Thompson of the 700 block of West Diversey robbed the Parkwest Food Mart at 2733 North Halsted around 7:45 p.m. last Monday, police said.

A witness and a store employee followed Thompson until he fled into his nearby apartment building and then ducked out the back door, according to police records.

But 40-year-old Thompson’s getaway didn’t last long.

A witness to the robbery called police after seeing him in the 700 block of West Diversey last Thursday evening. Cops caught up with Thompson and took him into custody. He was later identified by the store clerk in a photo line-up, police said.

Thompson, a member of the Black P Stones street gang, is charged with Class X armed robbery. A judge set his bail at $450,000.

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