Two armed suspects outran police on Interstate 80 but couldn’t escape a helicopter that tracked them to Chicago Heights, police said.
The two suspects, Allen Johnson, 18, of Chicago Heights and Sean Watson, 20, of Hazel Crest, held up the AT&T store at 1728 W. Jefferson St. about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.
At least one of the men brandished a gun during the incident, police said, and they left with cellphones.
Officers spotted the suspects’ getaway car heading east on I-80 but eventually lost sight of it.
While the police officers on the ground might not have been able to keep up, a Chicago Police Department helicopter had an eye on the suspects, police said, and observed Allen and Watson “go to a house in the 300 block of Hickory in Chicago Heights.”
Neither Allen nor Watson resides on Hickory Street, according to Will County jail records.
With the two men cornered, police said, officers closed in on them.
“Multiple agencies responded and set up a perimeter around the residence,” police said. “Officers made entry and located Johnson and Watson inside.”
Along with the two men, police said, officers found “proceeds of the robbery” and two guns. Johnson and Watson were arrested on charges of armed robbery.
They appeared in court Monday, and Johnson’s bond was set at $500,000, according to court records. Watson, who was released from prison in August, was also charged with violating parole. His bond was set at $750,000.