BOLINGBROOK – Three Joliet teens allegedly staged a robbery to steal sneakers from a shoe collector Monday.
Lt. Mike Rompa said police were called at 8:51 p.m. to the parking lot of CVS Pharmacy, 1725 W. Boughton Road, where a 15-year-old boy and Jaime A. Muniz, 18, had met to trade Air Jordans.
When Muniz and the victim met, they were confronted by Marshall K. Williams, 18, and Jarry N. Hall, 19, who tackled the 15-year-old boy and took two pairs of shoes, Rompa said. Williams and Hall then went through Muniz's pockets for cash and ran away.
Rompa said Muniz drove away and flagged down a police officer while claiming to be a robbery victim. Police also found the victim's $100 pair of white and gold Air Jordans and another $50 pair of white Nikes nearby while a canine found Williams hiding in a yard a few blocks away, Rompa said.
After Hall was also taken into custody, police discovered the pair had ridden from Joliet with Muniz and been dropped off around the corner from the pharmacy, Rompa said.
"The plot was for Hall and Williams to rob the victim and give the perception of robbing Muniz simultaneously," Rompa said.
Muniz, of the 1100 block of Edgerton Drive, Hall, of the 800 block of Cardinal Lane, and Williams, of the 1200 block of Fairview Avenue, were arrested on charges of robbery and booked into the Will County jail.