Darail Williamson, of Robbins, was arrested Saturday, July 23rd, after police were dispatched to a 7-Eleven for a robbery.
Oak Lawn Police arrived at the 7-Eleven on 102nd & Central Avenue at 3:40 am and spoke to the victim, a cashier. She told officers that a man dressed in all black, wearing a ski mask, had entered the store while she was mopping the floor. The man approached her and told her to “get up front and open the registers.”
The victim complied, moving behind the counter and opening the register. The robber removed the small bills and told the victim to “put it all in a bag.” The victim told him to do it himself.
The robber went around the counter and ordered the victim to open the other register. The victim complied again, and the robber removed the small bills and rolls of coins. The robber bagged the money himself.
As the robber began walking toward the front exit, the victim pressed the alarm button. She also picked up a phone to call 9-1-1. The robber saw the phone and reached over the counter, shoving the victim, causing her to stumble back. The robber then came back around the counter, grabbed the phone and threw it on the ground, causing it to become inoperable.
The robber ordered the victim to go to the back of the store and retrieve her purse. The victim began walking to the rear office, telling the robber she didn’t have a purse. The robber ordered her to remain in the back while he left.
Instead, the victim followed the robber in order to watch him. The robber noticed this and shoved her again, causing her to stumble over crates to the ground. The robber then fled the store.
The victim told officers that she noticed a black object in the robber’s hand that had a flashing red light, but she wasn’t sure what it was.
While en route, an officer noticed a vehicle traveling southbound on Central Avenue, occupied by a single male driver. The officer pulled a u-turn and got behind the vehicle, pacing it as it sped up to nearly 60 mph. The vehicle was driving erratically, so the officer activated his lights near 113th Street.
The vehicle continued until turning onto 115th Street where it came to a stop. When the officer approached, the driver was extremely nervous and was shaking while trying to retrieve his driver’s license. The driver was wearing black pants and had a black skull cap on. A black jacket was behind the passenger seat.
An Alsip officer assisting spotted a bag of money on the passenger seat. The driver was asked to step out of the vehicle and was detained. A can of mace was located in the driver’s pants pocket. While searching the vehicle, a black stun gun was found, which matched the description given by the victim. Under the driver’s seat, a black replica pistol was found.
Darail Williamson was charged with aggravated robbery. Williamson also matches the description of an armed robber at a 7-Eleven in Oak Forest on July 18th.