CHICAGO — Police are heralding a Humboldt Park resident for helping capture a man who allegedly tried to rob a shoe store in the neighborhood.
Police said Elezier Degaldo, 29, of the 1400 block of North Monticello Avenue, entered a Humboldt Park shoe store Thursday with an accomplice. The pair ushered employees into a back room at gunpoint, police said, and ordered the employees to open the safe.
That's when things turned sour.
The safe couldn't be opened, so Degaldo and his accomplice took cash from the store and items from employees and fled, police said.
When police arrived at the shoe store, they learned a resident had chased Degaldo into a laundromat on the 4100 block of West Grand Avenue. Police converged upon the building, and took Degaldo into custody. He had a firearm and and loot from the robbery, police said.
Degaldo was charged with three felonies: two counts of armed robbert and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
Area North detectives are still searching for the Degaldo's accomplice.