Suburban mayor’s security team fires shots at armed robbers near Lincoln Park Apple Store

The incident occurred on the southeast corner of North and Halsted, across from the Apple Store. | Google

The security team for the mayor of south suburban Harvey intervened in an armed robbery and fired shots at the offenders Wednesday afternoon near the corner of North Avenue and Halsted Street, according to law enforcement sources.

Just before 2 p.m., four masked men stepped out of a black Jeep SRT and forced an 86-year-old man onto the ground at a CTA bus stop on the southeast corner of the busy intersection, right across from the Apple Store.

As the robbery unfolded, security officers assigned to protect Harvey Mayor Christopher Clark stepped in and one security officer opened fire toward the robbers, police said. No injuries were reported, but a bullet shattered the back window of the crew’s Jeep, which was last seen heading north on Halsted Street.

Some news outlets reported that Clark has a home in the area.

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