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Monday, March 15, 2010

A Glenview teenager will appear in Skokie bond court today on charges that he used a kitchen knife to threaten a convenience store clerk, making off with cigarettes and firewood, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced.

Christopher BrownChristopher T. Brown, 18, of the 3400 block of Henley in Glenview, is charged with armed robbery, two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer and three counts of resisting arrest as a result of a Friday incident at the 7-11 store located at 3703 Central St. in unincorporated Glenview.

Around 4 p.m. Friday, he came around the counter at the store and threatened the cashier with a large kitchen knife. He demanded cigarettes and got two cartons and one pack of Newports. As he left the store, Brown passed a stack of firewood being sold just outside the door. He grabbed a bundle of wood and then fled west on foot.

The cashier had already triggered a silent alarm and told police he was watching Brown carry the cigarettes and firewood across Milwaukee Avenue. Cook County Sheriff’s Police found him walking in the area and arrested him.

Brown resisted getting in the car and began struggling with police. He spit in the face of two officers, but was ultimately restrained and transported to the Cook County Sheriff’s Police headquarters in Maywood for processing.

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