Alleged Dollar Tree store robber arrested in Markham

Homewood police have arrested the man they believe was the offender in an armed robbery of the Dollar Tree store in Homewood on April 6.

Jonathan Payne, 18, of Hazel Crest, was arrested on April 10 in Markham, according to Homewood police. He is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and two counts of armed robbery.

Homewood police said Payne was taken into custody following the execution of a search warrant obtained through a joint operation between Homewood Police Department, Posen Police Department and Crestwood Police Department.

Police allege that Payne entered the Dollar Tree store around 5 p.m. April 6 brandishing a firearm and demanding cash from the store clerk. Police say the clerk sustained minor injuries during the robbery, and was treated by Homewood Fire Department paramedics on scene.

Police also allege that Payne stole a customer’s purse on his way out of the Dollar Tree store.

 

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