Park Ridge Police Arrest Attempted Robbery Suspect
Detectives from the Park Ridge Police Department have been investigating an attempted robbery which occurred on Thursday, January 17 (2013) at approximately 12:45 p.m. in the area 900 W. Higgins. Police officers responded to this area after receiving a 911 call where the caller stated a male suspect attempted to take a purse from a woman, by force, as she was walking on the sidewalk. The suspect and the victim fell to the ground during the struggle for the purse. A passerby approached the two in an effort to assist the victim at which time the suspect fled the area on foot. A second passerby witnessed the altercation as he was driving by the area. He stopped his vehicle and pursued the suspect, on foot, over a fence. Although he was unable to catch up to the suspect, the passerby was able to get a description as well as license plate information of a possible vehicle involved.
A subsequent investigation by Park Ridge Police investigators led to the arrest of Nikolas R. Tselikis, 18 yoa, from 824 E. Old Willow Road Prospect Heights, IL.
Park Ridge investigators, along with representatives from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, reviewed the case and, ultimately, charged Mr. Tselikis with Attempted Robbery, a class 3 felony.