Two indicted after armed suspects threatened Uber driver in Woodstock
Police said an Uber driver who was driving a man and a miner in Woodstock fled his car after the miner pulled out a gun and the two threatened him.
The Woodstock Police Department received a call to 911 around 7 a.m. Thursday for a call regarding an attempted car theft in the parking lot at 785 Prairie View Lane.
The victim, who works as an Uber driver, was transporting two subjects to an apartment at 785 Prairie View Lane, according to Woodstock Police Chief John Lieb.
While driving the subjects to their destination, the victim observed one of them in possession of a handgun, which startled the Uber driver.
As he approached their destination address, the victim became even more alarmed and disturbed by the comments made to him by the subjects, Lieb said.
Once at their destination address, he feared for his life and fled the scene, leaving his car behind.
Officers met the suspects at an apartment rented by one of their associates in the Prairie View Apartment complex, Lieb said.
The suspects were identified as Alonzo M. Hall, 19, of the 9300 block of South Racine Avenue in Chicago, and a 17-year-old.
Officers observed evidence in plain view and a search warrant was obtained for the apartment.
Police recovered several pieces of evidence, including illegally modified firearms, which linked the suspects to other crimes that had taken place in Woodstock on the previous dates and times, Lieb said.
A criminal complaint filed with McHenry County Circuit Court alleges Hall stole an unlocked and running 2005 Toyota Camry from the parking lot of The Walgreens on Eastwood Drive in Woodstock on May 11.
The complaint also stated that Hall had driven a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee that had been stolen in Chicago for several days.
In addition to the guns police recovered during the search warrant, they also found Hall in possession of a key programming device commonly used by locksmiths.
Hall was charged with two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, burglary, theft and possession of burglary tools. He remains in custody at McHenry County Jail on $ 50,000 bond.
The 17-year-old has been charged with two counts of illegal use of a weapon, two counts of illegal possession of a firearm and two counts of illegal possession of ammunition. He is still being held at the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center in Saint Charles.