UPDATE: Two armed suspects accused of robbing Simply Mac store in custody

Published: Jan. 6, 2017 at 1:21 PM CST
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Updated Saturday, January 7, 2017

UPDATE: ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Two masked gunmen accused of robbing the Simply Mac store in the CherryVale Mall yesterday morning may have been caught by authorities because of a GPS tracker in one of the stolen items.

Investigators believe 21-year-old Narcellus Taylor, Jr. from Chicago and 23-year-old Mario J. Anderson from Waukegan are two of the two suspects who stole over $80,000 worth of Apple products from Simply Mac around 11 a.m. Friday.

A witness told police he say the pair loading the stolen goods into a Black Jeep Cherokee with an Illinois temporary license plate. With that description and a GPS tracker in one of the stolen items, police were able to chase the Cherokee on I-90 at up to speeds of 100 mph.

Investigators caught the pair when their Cherokee stalled in the middle of the expressway in Carpensterville, Illinois. They say they found the stolen items in the trunk as well as several stolen guns.


ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Four masked gunmen robbed a CherryVale Mall store late Friday morning before being stopped by Illinois State Police.

Authorities tell us the thieves lined up the employees of the Simply Mac store against the wall. Police tell us that’s when they began stealing electronics. No one was hurt during the crime.

It is believed they were spotted on I-90 heading towards Chicago in a black Jeep. Illinois State Police chased the suspects’ vehicle and stopped it after it blew a tire. No word on the suspects at this time.