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3 individuals caught for robbery

Three men have been charged in an armed robbery that took place on a footpath at the Wolfe Wildlife area in Oak Lawn last Thursday.

Oak Lawn police responded to a delayed robbery that happened around 2:03 p.m. Oct. 1, when a man reported that he had been robbed at knifepoint while walking on the trail.

The man told police officers that he was approached by three male subjects who demanded his wallet and car keys. Police said that one of tne of the men was armed with a pocket knife, police said.

The next day, Oct. 2, Oak Lawn police received information that another person had just been robbed at a gas station south of 111th Street in Alsip. Oak Lawn police searched that area and found two individuals that matched the Alsip suspects, police said.oth men were taken into custody and released to Alsip police custody. During the investigation Oak Lawn detectives learned that the two men were suspects in the Alsip gas station robbery were involved in the robbery in Oak Lawn, according to the charges.

A third person was also identified, located and arrested on Oct. 2, police said.

Charged with felony armed robbery are Andre I. Mendoza, 18, of the 11300 block of Lamon Avenue, Alsip; Jacob F. Andres, 19, of the 5300 block of 109th Street, Oak Lawn; and Malik Adams, 19, of the 1900 block of North Long Avenue, Chicago.

All three men appeared for a bond hearing on Sunday at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courts Building at 26th and California.

Bail for Mendoza was set at $150,000, while bail for Andres and Adams was set at $90,000. Their next court appearance is Oct. 6 in Bridgeview.