Updated: July 24, 2014 6:15AM
A 24-year-old Frankfort man is facing attempted robbery charges after drunkenly trying to rob White Castle on 191st Street just east of LaGrange Road on June 15, police said.
Police said Joshua Dix went inside the restaurant to confront staff members for forgetting part of his order, while his friends waited in the parking lot after buying food in the drive-through lane.
Dix went inside, slapped the counter and said, “Gimme all the money” and “I want all the money in the register,” according to surveillance tapes referenced in the police report.
After employees refused to give him money, he ordered and paid for more food, kicked over a restaurant chair and returned to the parking lot. He left with his friends, but they returned 15 minutes later, went back through the drive-through and honked the horn. Police arrived when Dix returned and arrested him.
Dix, of 19920 S. Pine Hill Road, was charged with felony attempted robbery. Police said he did not display a weapon during the robbery attempt.
Car burglar strikes
Tinley Park police are investigating a rash of car burglaries that occurred in the village June 2 to 4.
Someone broke into two cars in the 16000 block of Ozark Avenue and stole a GPS system and loose change and ripped off the door to a glove box in one of the cars between June 2 and 3. A Tinley Park woman in the 7700 block of 163rd Street also told police someone stole several phone and GPS chargers from inside her car the same night.
The following night, a Tinley Park woman told police someone entered her garage in the 8000 block of Stonehenge and stole a pair of sunglasses and her garage door opener from inside her car. Another resident in the 17000 block of Woburn Road also reported her garage door opener stolen overnight from June 3 to 4.
Oak Forest police said three men robbed a 7-Eleven at gunpoint June 14.
The clerk, a 23-year-old Tinley Park man, said three men wearing bandannas over their faces entered the store shortly after midnight while the clerk was sitting behind the counter eating.
One of the men pointed a semiautomatic handgun across the counter and ordered him to get up and open the registers, and the clerk gave him the $170 that was inside. The men then proceeded to fill plastic bags with packs of cigarettes and two bottles of alcohol. One of the men stole also the clerk’s cellphone.
They also tried to steal his wallet and keys, but after the clerk told them he was heavily in debt and had no money, they tossed the latter two items onto the ground.