Two bandits and a man they robbed were involved in a car crash and an ensuing altercation, police said.
About 9 p.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to South Raynor Avenue and Morgan Street after receiving a report of a two-vehicle crash, Joliet police said in a news release.
Officers arrived on scene and found an unidentified man and Nathaniel Argueta, 18, of Joliet, in an altercation, and Khayree Fateen, 18, of Chicago, fleeing on foot, police said.
The three men were detained, police said. Two vehicles at the scene showed signs of damage but there were no reported injuries, police said.
Officers determined that Argueta and Fateen met the third man to conduct a narcotics sale and entered his vehicle, police said. While inside the vehicle, Fateen “announced a robbery and produced a firearm,” police said.
The man’s phone and wallet were taken but he was able to flee in his vehicle, police said.
Argueta and Fateen left the scene in their own vehicle but the man followed them to Raynor and Morgan, police said. The two vehicles crashed and the three men fought until officers arrived, police said.
The officers arrested Argueta and Fateen on probable cause of aggravated battery and aggravated robbery. No formal charges have been filed in court against the two men.
A black BB gun was recovered at the scene, police said. No narcotics were found.
On Saturday, Fateen was booked into the Will County jail and his bond was set at $30,000. Argueta was also taken to jail but was released Sunday after posting $30,000 bond.