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Police seek suspect in robbery of elderly couple

Updated: November 15, 2012 6:33AM

Aurora police are asking for the public’s help identifying the suspect involved in the robbery of an elderly couple that occurred at 3:40 p.m. Oct. 7 near the Hollywood Casino.

Police said the couple, and 82-year-old woman and 86-year-old man from Schaumburg, were walking in the area of New York Street and Stolp Avenue, approaching the Hollywood Casino, when a man grabbed the woman’s purse and shoved her to the ground.

The suspect is described as a black man in his late teens or early 20s, about 5 foot 8 and 150 to 170 pounds. He was wearing a dark knit hat, blue or black jacket, and dark pants.

Aurora Fire Department paramedics took the woman to an Aurora hospital with serious injuries. Her husband was not injured.

Police have few leads in the case and are asking anyone with information to call them at 630-256-5500 or CrimeStoppers at 630-892-1000.


Eric Smith, 30, homeless, of Aurora, was charged with felony violation of the Sex Offender Registration Act at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Aurora police station, police said.

Hector Penaloza, 48, 400 block of South Avenue, Aurora, was charged with drunken driving, driving on a suspended or revoked license, failure to signal and improper lane usage at 1:14 a.m. Friday near Jackson Street and East Benton Street, police said.

Masood Khan, 21, 400 block of East Galena Boulevard, Aurora, was charged with felonies manufacturing or delivering a controlled substance near a school or park, manufacturing or delivering heroin and possession of a controlled substance at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at his home, police said.

Darnell Meredith, 21, 600 block of Bowditch Street, Aurora, was charged with felony filing a false police report at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of Bowditch Street, police said.

Kendall County

A juvenile was charged with felony criminal damage to state-supported property at 12:45 p.m. Thursday after deputies discovered he had removed his electronic home monitoring anklet, causing damage to the unit. Deputies said they responded to the juvenile’s Oswego Township home to arrest the juvenile for a probation violation, when they discovered the GPS ankle monitor had been removed.

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