Omar Anderson

Omar Anderson

A man with a criminal history was arrested for robbing a convenience store in Mt. Greenwood, according to the Chicago Police Department Office of News Affairs.

Police said the robbery was reported at about 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 14.

The suspect entered the business while brandishing a weapon and demanded property.

Omar Anderson, 27, was charged with felony aggravated robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and violating parole.

19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea issued an email to constituents regarding the arrest, and he said Anderson was arrested after a short pursuit near the scene of the crime. He noted that Anderson is a convicted felon.

According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, Anderson had been incarcerated for two counts of armed robbery. He was taken into custody in December 2013 and sentenced to 12 years, with a parole date of March 12, 2020.

O’Shea praised first responders for their work in arresting Anderson in the crime.

“I’ve been in contact with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and will be following this case and providing updates to the community,” O’Shea said. “I’d like to thank the Chicago Police Department and Area 2 Detective Division for their great work in this case. Please continue to report any suspicious behavior to 911; working together we will keep our community safe.”