Authorities ventured to K&W Grocery, 2600 S. 10th St., at 8:18 a.m. May 24 for a robbery radio call, learning from the proprietor that only minutes earlier, an unknown male brandished a handgun and demanded money from her, Detective Danielle Tolliver of South Detective Division said. Meeting resistance, the individual supposedly reached behind the counter and took numerous lottery tickets before fleeing in an unknown direction, with the location’s video surveillance capturing the incident.
Surveying the area at 8:53 a.m., law enforcement officials observed on the 800 block of Porter Street a man who fit the provided description and stopped him, bringing him to the establishment, where the owner identified him as the aggressor. Nearly six hours later, police executed a search warrant at the home of Jonmir Cromwell and reportedly found evidence related to the robbery. They charged the 19-year-old inhabitant of the 2400 block of South Sheridan Street with robbery, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, possession of an instrument of crime, making terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and providing false identification to a law enforcement officer. He had not posted his $150,000 bail as of press time and will have a preliminary hearing today.