BERWYN — The arrest of a suspect in series of armed robbery cases over several months, has cleared cases in Berwyn, Cicero, Oak Park and Chicago, according to the Berwyn Police Department.
Jeremy Seeman, 34, of the 1300 block of Harvey Avenue in Berwyn, is charged with three counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated armed robbery and two counts of attempted armed robbery. Police did not provide information regarding his age or address.
Police reported that starting in December 2012, a trend of armed robberies began in Berwyn involving a single male offender who was either hooded or masked. He would enter the business, apologize and display what was believed to be a real handgun and ask for money.
Over the next three months, Berwyn detectives investigated these cases that allowed them to identify a person on interest in the cases. On March 8, 7-Eleven, 6601 W. Roosevelt Road, was robbed and Seeman was identified by witnesses as the offender.
Oak Park police contacted Berwyn police a short time later and relayed that Seeman was a person of interest in the armed robbery of Charter One Bank, 6620 Roosevelt Road in Oak Park, just prior to the 7-Eleven robbery. Seeman was brought into custody by Berwyn police after he was spotting walking along Roosevelt Road March 11.
While Seeman was in custody, detectives from Chicago contacted Berwyn police and said Seeman as a person of interest, along with another suspect, in armed robbery cases they were working. Cicero detectives also contact Berwyn police interested to speak with Seeman regarding an armed robbery in their town.
Berwyn police reported they were able to identify the second person of interest in the Chicago cases and received a confession from Seeman regarding his involvement in five armed robbery cases in Berwyn, the Oak Park robbery, an attempted robbery in Cicero and numerous armed robberies in Chicago.