facebook
twitter
search
search

Tattoo helps identify suspect

July 26, 2012 at 2:21 PM

ELGIN, Ill., July 26 (UPI) -- Police in Illinois said they were able to quickly identify an armed robbery suspect by the "distinctive tattoo" on his forehead.

Elgin police said officers responded to a report of an armed robbery around 2:26 p.m. Monday and the victim told them the robber's forehead was tattooed, the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday.

Police said they soon spotted a suspect matching the description of the robber with a "distinctive tattoo" in a nearby alley and he was recognized as Jesus Martinez, 22, who had been released on parole in December after serving 10 months of a two-year theft sentence.

Martinez, who police said was carrying cash and business checks belonging to the victim, was charged with felony counts of armed robbery with a firearm and robbery.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Eli Manning explains pout face after Broncos' Super Bowl score
Watch Katie Holmes dance like Beyonce on 'The Tonight Show'
Warner Music to pay back licensing fees for 'Happy Birthday' copyright
Daring duo arrested for sex on Las Vegas' 550-foot Ferris wheel
Car spins out of control, lands on roof of California home