Four Charged with Robbery in Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove police said a victim was robbed of $700 after the alleged robbers displayed a weapon.

have charged four men, including a Buffalo Grove resident, with robbery following an incident Wednesday night near Pine Tree Circle and Hidden Lake Drive. 

Charged with one count of robbery and one count of aggravated robbery were John Mares-Coleman, 18, of 455 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove; Kenneth Green, 20, and Robert Green, 18, both of 1131 Walnut Drive, Arlington Heights; and Jacobe Umoren, 20, of 915 Westmoreland Drive, Vernon Hills.

Buffalo Grove Cmdr. Jim Newton said the four displayed a firearm and forcibly took about $700 from a victim around 7 p.m. June 6.

“It was a replica of a real gun, but the victim thought it was a real gun,” he said. "Once we got them into custody, we determined it was just a pellet gun.”

Newton said the victim knew the alleged offenders. When police arrived, all involved were at the scene, he said. The victim sustained “some minor scrapes,” but was not transported to the hospital, he added.

Aggravated robbery is a Class 1 felony punishable by four to 15 years of imprisonment and/or a $25,000 fine. Robbery is a Class 2 felony punishable by three to seven years of imprisonment and/or a $25,000 fine. 

The four men are being held on a $50,000 bond at the Lake County Jail. Their preliminary court date is July 3.

Editor's note: An original press release from the Buffalo Grove Police Department said that Robert Green was 19 years old. Police later said he was 18 at the time charges were filed. This story has been corrected.

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Ben Weidle June 08, 2012 at 11:20 PM
The charges are that way becuz despite their ability to illude their victim. These criminals displayed to us their criminal intent, their evil intention to cause misfortune to another through instilling fear for the victims life.
morgan friedmen June 09, 2012 at 09:00 AM
scum bags. finally got caught.
anonymouse June 10, 2012 at 01:06 AM
i wonder why the victim was carrying that much cash... obviously buying drugs when those kids didnt have any!! classic scam
john doe June 12, 2012 at 02:18 AM
give these idiots the max penalty...they knew 110% what they were doing...real gun or not. and trying to get their lives together?? lol...you must be as stupid as they are to think robbing someone at gunpoint (real or not) is getting their lives together.
JDS June 14, 2012 at 04:19 PM
The article does not state why the victim had that much money on him/her so to make such a comment is out of line. The report has not reported ANYTHING about the victim (gender, criminal background, age,etc) so it is ridiculous to assume anything about the victim. The victim MAY have been in the undisclosed place to commit a crime, but that has not been reported. What HAS been reported is about the KNOWN criminal acts of the ADULT males who were arrested! Their actions were their choices to make. They chose to attack a person in a gang-like manuever (4 versus 1) while threatening the victim with a gun! They need to be held accountable for their intentional, aggressive, violent criminal behavior! If the victim's actions or intentions indicate to the police he/she was also commiting a crime, then he/she should be held responsible for his/her actions. The criminal actions of the four adults is not dependent upon the victim's behavior. There is nothing obvious about the victim's behavior.


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