021720 Joliet Armed Robbery

(Left) 43-year-old Tirnell Williams, (top right) 27-year-old Blaine Goodall and (bottom right) 44-year-old Tobert Walls for Armed Robbery. (Will County Jail booking photos)

Three Chicago men were arrested for Armed Robbery and other offenses following an incident in Joliet on Saturday.

According to the Joliet Police Department, officers arrested 43-year-old Tirnell Williams, 27-year-old Blaine Goodall and 44-year-old Tobert Walls for Armed Robbery.

Goodall and Walls were additionally charged in the incident with Aggravated Unlawful Restraint, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Street Gang Member and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle; Goodall was also charged with Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding.

Officers responded to a business in the 2900 blk. of W. Jefferson St. at around 12:44 p.m. in reference to a hold-up alarm.

Responding officers were informed by staff that the store had just been robbed.

Two masked subjects armed with handguns allegedly entered the store and tied up everyone inside. The suspects then took numerous iPhones, iPads and an undetermined amount of cash from the register.

The suspects left the store and fled in an awaiting vehicle; no one inside the store was injured in the incident.

Officers located the vehicle near Bronk Rd. and Theodore St. and initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle refused to pull over and officers began a pursuit.

Officials say the vehicle eventually got onto I-55 and fled at a high rate of speed. Officers lost sight of the vehicle and gave out a description to area law enforcement agencies.

A Will County Sheriff's Deputy located the vehicle in the 15000 blk. of Janas Dr. in Lockport a short time later.

Officials say Walls was outside the vehicle and allegedly took off running when the deputy confronted him. Walls was taken into custody following the foot pursuit.

The vehicle allegedly took off again and was later located stuck in a snow bank in the 14000 blk. of W. Hickory Ave. in Lemont.

Williams was taken into custody without incident inside of the vehicle; he was transported to Silver Cross Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries sustained when the vehicle crashed.

Goodall took off running from the scene and was placed into custody a short time later.

Two firearms were recovered, along with the proceeds of the robbery. Officials say the vehicle used was reported stolen out of Indiana.

All three men were transported to the Will County Jail for booking procedures.

Information provided in this report has been obtained from area authorities, including but not limited to local police, fire and emergency dispatch officials. Information is sourced only from official sources of public information unless otherwise stated. Subjects listed who have been charged or cited for crimes have not been proven guilty in court and all acts are alleged.