A Des Plaines man is held without bail, facing felony robbery charges for battering a Loop convenience store clerk while stealing a pair of $9.99 sunglasses, according to court records.
Police said Gathoon Garmoos, 24, was arrested last Tuesday morning after an attempt to steal a case of Corona and the eyewear escalated into a physical confrontation and robbery at 7-Eleven, 58 East Lake Street.
When a 35-year-old store clerk tried to stop Garmoos, the suburban man kicked the clerk, dropped two twelve packs of beer, pushed the clerk to the floor and began to drag him toward the exit, causing cuts and bruising to the victim’s arm, according to a police report.
Garmoos allegedly fled with the $9.99 shades and was arrested when he was seen in the area.
He’s charged with felony robbery and misdemeanor battery. Judge David Navarro ordered him held without bail.
FedEx Worker Busted For Package Theft
A FedEx driver was arrested on the Magnificent Mile last Thursday morning and charged with stealing over $20,000 worth of packages from the delivery giant.
Cops were called around noontime to handled a report of a theft offender being detained in the 500 block of North Michigan. There, a FedEx senior security specialist told police that driver Regulo Hernandez had “withheld” numerous packages that were sent out for delivery.
Hernandez, 31, allegedly removed the undelivered boxes from shipping pallets, unsealed them, and placed the contents into a trash bag, according to a complaint. Four FedEx workers in two states are listed as witnesses on Hernandez’s arrest papers.
FedEx claims the value of the stolen goods is $20,271.40, but court records do not include a detailed list of what the packages contained.
Hernandez, who lives in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood, was charged with felony theft over $10,000. He was released from jail after posting $100 of a $1,000 bail that was set by Judge Mary Marubio.