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Man Beaten During Bolingbrook Armed Robbery: Police

The incident remains under investigation.

Michael McCarroll. Credit: Bolingbrook police
Michael McCarroll. Credit: Bolingbrook police
An arrest was made this week in an Oct. 7, 2013 armed robbery in Bolingbrook, police said.

Bolingbrook Lt. Mike Rompa said the victim was attacked, battered and knocked to the floor during an apparent ruse robbery.

Police said the alleged victim was in his office at Illinois Paper Company, 6 Territorial Ct., when a black male entered the lobby of the business and asked about job openings. The victim reportedly directed the suspect to another warehouse down the street, and as he opened the door to point the suspect in the right direction, he noticed two additional black males standing out side the door.

Police said the three suspects then attacked the 48-year-old victim, knocking him to the floor before going through his pockets and stealing his cash and wallet. The man suffered minor injury in the incident, Rompa sa

The victim fled back into the business and notified a coworker, according to police, while the offenders fled in an unknown direction. The suspects were described as teenage males dressed in black hoodies, according to police.

Rompa said investigators were able to link Michael McCarroll, 38, of Chicago, to the case. McCarroll was arrested Thursday and booked into the Will County jail on felony charges of armed robbery and battery, according to police.

Police have not confirmed whether a weapon was used in the crime, according to Rompa, who said the incident remains under investigation. 

McCarroll is being held at the Will County jail on $500,000 bond.
Ron Burgundy February 07, 2014 at 03:50 PM
You stay classy Bolingbrook.
Melanie Shag February 08, 2014 at 09:30 AM
Ron, I only work here but your comments are not necessary and do not help. It's not the villages fault that the ghetto crime has come here over the years.....I sure hope they find the weapon or this thug will get off once again and just commit more crimes. When will society understand that these thugs have chosen this path in life and need to be locked up. This poor man was trying to show him where he can apply for a job and these hoodie black thugs (yes, hoodie mean black now) stripped him of his dignity and bashed him and stole his hard earned money. I hope is heals from this, don't let them win!! God is watching.
Bill February 08, 2014 at 10:22 AM
With all respect the offender is listed being a Chicago resident. Having said that, the village needs to crack down on absentee landlords who rent their houses/flats to anyone without regard to their background and start to tear down S8 areas of the village.
K-Stu February 08, 2014 at 10:48 AM
This kind of crap happens in the city and in every suburban town. It is what it is---unfortuneately. Bill brings up a good point too.
Queen Edwards February 08, 2014 at 11:20 AM
Exactly Bill! Thank you. I was SO glad the landlords near my house stopped doing the same. One block over, in Indian Oaks, was these annoying loud black guys with a token white boy, standing on the curb of the driveway, DOING "NOTHING"...EVERYDAY, until...BPD caught them ALL in the act. This was back in 2010. I remember in 2009, I heard a loud scream and then tires screeched, a car taking off with a loud engine. Next thing....the police went over there, someone had got shot. Drug deal gone bad. SMDH!
Resurrected February 08, 2014 at 08:46 PM
The Village can not stop section 8! It's against the law!
Queen Edwards February 09, 2014 at 12:43 AM
Resurrected...we're talking about homeowners that accept sect 8, not everyone has to accept sect 8, cause I SURE WON'T for my house. Not every apartment complex accepts sect 8 as well.
Resurrected February 09, 2014 at 01:59 AM
The Government requires that a certain percentage of apartments and some homes are available for section 8! The Government also buys homes to use for section 8.
chris February 09, 2014 at 06:23 PM
I may have one for sale
Melanie Shag February 10, 2014 at 08:02 AM
Section 8 was NEVER designed for criminals! In order to qualify for the subsidy, you had to pass a background check and be employed. The plan was to provide part of the rent for only 2 years. THE THUGS living here are tenants of SLUMLORDS own the property, not necessary section 8. Landlords that rent to GRANDMA know that the crack kids and grandkids will come....that's the problem.

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