LOMBARD, IL – A Chicago man is facing charges for an attempted armed robbery at a gas station in Lombard.
On Monday, Jaedan Cunningham, 18, allegedly entered the Shell gas station located at Roosevelt Road and Westmore-Meyers Road, pointed a gun at the clerk’s face, and demanded access to the safe. However, when the clerk informed him that she couldn’t open the safe, Cunningham fled the scene.
Lombard police officers quickly responded to the call, located Cunningham near the gas station, and apprehended him after a brief foot-pursuit. An unloaded semi-automatic pistol was found in his possession.
Cunningham appeared in court for a bond hearing, where Judge Michael Reidy set bond at $100,000 with 10% to apply. He is charged with one count of Attempt Armed Robbery, a Class 1 Felony. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 22, 2023, for arraignment.
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin emphasized the seriousness of the alleged crime, stating, “The type of violent gun crime alleged in this case is extremely serious, and those accused of such behavior will quickly find themselves arrested and charged.” Chief of Police Tom Wirsing commended the swift response of the Lombard police officers in apprehending the suspect.