NORTH AURORA – Police credited numerous tips from the public leading to the arrest of a suspect in a June 6 armed robbery in North Aurora, police announced in a news release.
Jordan A. Burgos, 26, of the 0-100 block of Highview Drive, Yorkville, was arrested June 13, after an Aurora convenience store clerk recognized him from photos and videos in the media, the release stated.
Aurora police responded to the clerk’s call about a suspicious person in the store, located in the 900 block of South Lake Street, the release stated.
The suspect, later identified as Burgos, had already left in a silver Audio and eventually was found going north at Lake Street and Ashland Avenue, the release stated.
Police attempted to stop Burgos, but he did not stop, and both Aurora and North Aurora police pursued him, the release stated.
Burgos drove over the speed limit, crossed double yellow lines and drove through three red lights, but police eventually pulled him over at Lincolnway Street and Airport Road in North Aurora. He was then taken into custody, the release stated.
After he was taken to the North Aurora Police Department for the armed robbery charge, a felony, Burgos was transported to the Aurora Police Department to be held on charges of aggravated fleeing and eluding, also a felony, and several traffic violations, the release stated.
Burgos is also being held on a parole violation with a no bond warrant from the Illinois Department of Corrections, the release stated.
North Aurora police acknowledged that media coverage, social media shares and numerous tips from the public helped identify Burgos and ultimately resulted in his arrest one week after the armed robbery, the release stated.
"The tips were vital to the case and are great examples of the public and police working together to make our communities safer," stated the release.
Bail for Burgos was set at $100,000.