LITTLE VILLAGE — Police are searching for a man who robbed a Little Village convenience store Thursday and then drove a minivan at a Cook County sheriff's police officer during his getaway.
About 8:15 a.m., a man believed to be 40 to 50 years old robbed a convenience store at knife-point in the 2600 block of South Pulaski Road, said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman.
After stealing a number of items, the man left the store and encountered an off-duty Cook County sheriff's police officer, Estrada said. The man hopped into a red Dodge minivan waiting in the alleyway behind the store, and ignoring calls from the officer to stop, the man accelerated toward the off-duty officer.
The officer fired at the car, but the man was able to escape. The officer was not injured and police are investigating.
The robber was described as a Hispanic man with a light beard, brown eyes and graying hair. He was estimated to be about 6 feet tall and weighed about 150 pounds. He was wearing black boots, a black jacket and blue jeans, police said.
Anybody with information on the incident should call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.