May 16, 2022

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Second Man Charged In String of Gas Station Robberies

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PALOS, IL — A second man has been arrested for a string of gas station robberies in Palos Heights, Palos Hills and Hickory Hills, police said. Marlon Triplett, 32, appeared Friday before Cook County Judge Donald Havis on three felony counts of armed robbery.

Triplett’s alleged accomplice, 29-year-old Sedgwick Reavers, was taken into custody last month, who has also been charged with three counts of armed robbery. The two are identified as brothers from Chicago, police said.

Investigators from Indiana were able to obtain a nationwide arrest warrant for Triplett, who was taken into custody on armed robbery charges. Triplett is being detained at Cook County jail awaiting extradition. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved armed robbery charges against Triplett for the separate robberies in Palos Heights, Palos Hills and Hickory Hills.

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In the early morning hours of Dec. 28, after Palos Heights police had just cleared a fatal car accident, two men wearing dark clothing and face masks entered the Shell gas station at 121st Street and Ridgeland Avenue just after 2 a.m.

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The store associate was ordered to lay on the floor, the prosecutor said. As Reavers held the gun, Triplett jumped behind the counter, where the prosecutor said he scooped up cartons of Newport cigarettes, lottery tickets and cash from the register.

Triplett and Reavers are also accused of robbing a Thornton’s gas station in Palos Hills a few days later on Dec. 30, and a Speedway in Hickory Hills on Jan. 11. In both robberies, police and the prosecutor said Reavers held the gun while his brother stole cigarettes, lottery tickets and cash.

Due to the similarities of the armed robberies, the three police departments collaborated in the investigation.

Judge Havis set bail at $2 million for each robbery charge. Triplett is due back in court April 8 in Bridgeview.

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