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Posted on: March 20, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Riverside Police Close Investigation of Reported Armed Street Robbery

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Juvenile and parents refused to cooperate with Riverside investigators.

Chief Thomas Weitzel has instructed detectives to close the investigation into the armed street robbery reported to Riverside Police on Wednesday, February 28, at 8:15 p.m.

On that date a 16‑year-old male Riverside resident reported that he was jogging eastbound on Forest Avenue at the Desplaines River where he was approached by three individuals and robbed at knife point.

Over the past few weeks police have tried to re-interview the victim, but that has not been possible as the parents of the juvenile no longer want their son to cooperate with Riverside Police. The parents came into the police department and signed a failure to cooperate agreement and they will no longer give statements.

This past week Riverside detectives were able to obtain video surveillance from Riverside Brookfield High School. The juvenile is never seen on the video jogging by the high school. He stated that he jogged by the high school before being robbed.

There are no charges in this case as the victim is not cooperating and police do not have enough evidence to bring criminal charges.

The case is being closed administratively and detectives are no longer actively investigating this crime.

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