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.

UPDATED at 4:46 p.m.

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 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.”

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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.

DSA July 10, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Yeah...great open border policy we have huh?
john July 10, 2012 at 11:51 PM
DeLaMora July 11, 2012 at 04:45 AM
Really?! Because he looks unlike you and his last name is Quevedo, he's from across the border???
E2000 July 11, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Hey DSA that's a totally racist comment, you racist.
Micheal hock July 11, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Hinsdale dodge a bullet and thank god this poor lady was not injured. Just wait until the next time some minority from the city comes to steal from the hard working people of Hinsdale. They would not do this in their neighborhood, because no one has anything of value to steal and everyone carries guns. Be careful and stay safe Hinsdale.
Bill Billsworth July 11, 2012 at 03:51 PM
First of all, we (good, decent, hardworking, moral citizens) are the minority now, not impoverished people, hispanics, or blacks. However, this is what you get when you mess with Hinsdale. It's good our citizens stepped up to help apprehend this degenerate. If people don't help police to catch these crimnals when this stuff happens in our community, it will be taken as a sign of weakness and stupidity by other criminals/degenerates and we will see more crime flooding out of bad areas and into our good community. This garbage is unacceptable, even now in the city of Chicago, good, decent, and hardworking citizens are in danger of criminals like this and stupid flashmobbers. These degenerates are lazy, immoral, pieces of trash and I'm glad he got caught. In closing, great job to the community members for stepping up, potential criminals better think twice before commiting crime in our community (we won't go easy), and enjoy the jail cell David.
Cassie Cooke July 11, 2012 at 03:58 PM
"Some minority"?! When I lived in Hinsdale, this was one of the town's characteristics that made me so sad: a complete close-mindedness towards diversity of any kind. People of other races or lower socioeconomic are simply not welcome there. Of course in this circumstance, the threat needed to be taken seriously, but shame on you "Micheal Hock" for your completely unjustified hatred and ignorance.
Steve Woodward July 11, 2012 at 08:18 PM
What is needed is more vigilance by the HPD on the train platforms, which is where criminals, some of them US citizens and some not, first set foot inside town boundaries. Let's hope the HPD/DuPage Co. in this case determines the immigration status of the person arrested and acts accordingly, in addition to prosecuting for the attempted robbery.
Joe O'Donnell (Editor) July 11, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Patch will keep folks updated on Quevedo's court travels.
debbie grossman July 15, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Amazing job to all involved. We need to stick together to fight crime
Chibuster July 15, 2012 at 04:28 PM
'because he looks like what he is' a scum-bag armed robber of Hispanic origin, lets see if Hinsdale Police in a non-declared-Sanctuary city, in Illinois 'a declared Sanctuary State'..... check his immigration status (with INS) along with the 'no prior convictions' declaration; means just that ''No Convictions'' how about attempts, run-ins ? This is just 'good police followup'. Did he make bail ? 95% of the '2nd largest prison incarcerated minority' population are 'Illegal Hispanics'... crime statistics show facts about profiles, the people fill in the race portion of the equation. Crime Experience-Incidence frequency and your eyes tell the rest. Congratulations to the US Citizens of Hinsdale on the apprehension and for using their eyes !
Chibuster July 15, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Hey Cassie, you are just so 'righteous girl' ....the absence of ''working income money'' brings out the lack of diversity in 'other races' and lower social economically deprived people (without money) who 'traditionally in the USA' SHOW unjustified HATRED and IGNORANCE toward others who have it... Only in today's "culture of Fair''-'no child left behind' is this complete close mindedness propaganda believed by those who have 'received' the benefits of 'welfare money' from the taxpayers who work for a living, accepted as equal rights. Alas, somehow the Hinsdale community has managed to have very few Section 8 houses, half-way shelters and probably an unequal amount of 'welfare households' according to a town of "it's population". Why just imagine the amount of 'same race on same race' violence, murders, artful colorful social graffiti, rapes, robberies, garbage and Sodomites etc...that the Hinsdale community is missing by not being DIVERSIFIED RACIALLY according to LaRasa, ACLU, SEIU, NAACP, MS-13 and GLBT influential US government supported social groups !
Lizzie A. July 16, 2012 at 11:39 PM
I grew up there too, and the close-mindedness is why I will never move back. Many, but of course not all, people in Hinsdale possess a kind of entitlement that I've yet to see elsewhere in all of my travels. A criminal is a criminal and someone who chooses to break the law should have consequences, but criminals come in all skin colors and socioeconomic levels.
Chibuster July 17, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Lizzie A. ..... since you ''experienced'' the Hinsdale ''close-mindedness'' can you describe what the neighborhood ''close mindedness'' was closed to ? Was it closed to making a dollar and those who don't make large sums 'Open-Minded'. What would be your example of Open-Minded... Sect 8 housing, ? Or teaching Spanish as a First language and English as a Second language in their schools? Or would open-mindedness be having a GLBT parade or center for Diversity..? Something more of your tastes and experiences Worldwide I imagine. Yes, criminals are of many races, skin colors, and socio economic levels.. BUT the majority are extremely limited to a specific skin tone and specific socio-economic level....not only in the USA but in the entire civilized World. In the USA we have a culture of enabling these ''criminals'' and excusing their activity, based on just what you said: skin color and social - economic status. No other nation puts up with this bending of their criminal laws based on social engineering. Hinsdale is probably better off with out those who can't afford their life style. One that you and Cassie Cooke profess and a life style of which you monetarily can't afford. My bet is that you didn't leave Hinsdale because of 'closemindeness' but because of income and the cost of living there.
Kevin Deevin July 19, 2012 at 12:56 AM
you need some serious help.


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