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Man uses shotgun to rob Montgomery grocery

Updated: November 11, 2012 6:21AM

A man wearing a mask and wielding a shotgun robbed a grocery store in the 1500 block of South Douglas Road Sunday evening, Montgomery police reported Tuesday.

The shotgun was recovered nearby, police said.

Police said the man was wearing a dark hat, jacket, tan face mask and blue jeans when he robbed the store at 6:10 p.m. Sunday. The amount of money he made off with had not been determined.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000, or the Montgomery Police Crime Tip Line at 630-897-8707, ext. 3300.


A woman was injured when she was hit by a car while crossing the street at 7:08 p.m. Monday near Route 59 and White Eagle Drive, police said. Divya Nagpal was injured in the crash, but a condition report was not available. Lourdes Concepcion, 2400 block of Oakfield Court, Aurora, was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian, police said. Police refused to release either person’s age.

Merrill McGhee, 31, a homeless Aurora man, was charged with felony leaving the scene of an injury accident as well as misdemeanors disregarding a stop sign, no insurance and no restraints for a child younger than 4 at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Aurora, police said.

Elliot Strosina, 37, 1500 block of Exposition Avenue, Aurora, was charged with felony stalking as well as misdemeanors battery and assault at 6:55 p.m. Sunday in Aurora, police said.

Andre Bridges, 22, 2000 block of Fox Pointe Circle, Aurora, was charged with felonies domestic battery and unlawful restraint at 12:35 a.m. Monday at his home, police said.

Edgardo Rodriguez, 33, 1200 block of Terrace View Drive, Aurora, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, expired registration, unlawful use of a weapon and no insurance at 11:15 a.m. Monday near McCoy Drive and North Frontenac Street, police said.

Katherine Snyder, 21, 400 block of Meadowrue Lane, Batavia, was charged with drunken driving, marijuana possession and using unsafe tires at 3:53 a.m. Monday near East Indian Trail and Stonebridge Road, police said.

A 50-inch LCD TV, worth $1,000, was stolen from the 900 block of Bilter Road between 7 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday, police said.


Fire caused $100,000 damage — but no injuries — at a Montgomery home Monday. Bristol-Kendall firefighters were called to the 2500 block of Hartfield Drive around 10:47 a.m. after receiving reports of flames coming from a window in the second story of the home. Battalion Chief Michael Hitzemann said a girl living near the home saw the flames and told her mother, who then called 911. The cause of the fire is being investigated, but arson has been ruled out, Hitzemann said. No one was home at the time the fire was reported. Total damages to the structure and the contents of the home were estimated at $100,000.


Two Dyson vacuums, worth $1,000, were stolen from a business in the 2300 block of Route 34 between 4 and 11:45 p.m. Monday, police said.


Tools worth $2,165 were taken from a vehicle in the 300 block of East Fox Street between 10 a.m. Saturday and 6 a.m. Monday, police said.

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