Chicago Man, 20, Charged with Armed Robbery in Downtown Hinsdale
Witnesses assisted in the arrest of David Quevedo in the 100 block of West 1st Street Tuesday morning after he allegedly committed armed robbery at The Clock & Watch Shop in the 10 block of West 1st Street.
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Hinsdale Police arrested a 20-year-old Chicago man Tuesday morning in the 100 block of West 1st Street in Hinsdale after he allegedly committed armed robbery at The Clock & Watch Shop, 8 W. 1st St., around 10 a.m., according to a Hinsdale Police Department release.
David R. Quevedo, of 3238 N. Drake Ave., Chicago, was charged with armed robbery and transported to the DuPage County Jail following the police department's response to a report of a woman at The Clock & Watch Shop calling for help.
“The suspect allegedly approached the victim while she was working within the store, implied that he had a gun, and demanded watches,” the department release reads. “The victim screamed for help, at which time the suspect fled from the store. The 62-year-old female victim was not injured during the incident.”
After fleeing the store without taking any merchandise, Quevedo was followed by several witnesses, two of whom caught up to him and restrained him in a parking lot in the 100 block of West 1st. Officers arrived soon after and took Quevedo into custody without incident.
Quevedo was not in possession of any weapons and none were found in the area of the offense. Nevertheless, Deputy Chief Mark Wodka said, the implication was enough for the armed robbery charge.
"The charge is based upon what the victim’s perception was and what was implied to her," Wodka said. "She felt she was the victim of an armed robbery."
Wodka said the police department always asks that residents be good witnesses and collect identifcation information when they see a crime occur.
"This is an example where the community took it a step farther to take some action to stop the suspect," Wodka said.
The identities of the witnesses who assisted in the arrest have not been released by the police department at this time.
Quevedo has no prior convictions.