|Malhotra (inset) | Chicago Police Dept|
Chicago police were called to the Jewel store at 2940 North Ashland around 10 p.m. last Friday after store security reported that they had detained a man for shoplifting.
Jewel security told officers that they saw 49-year-old Sanjay Malhotra of Garfield Park load 20 boxes of Oil of Olay products into two canvas bags and then head for the exit.
When security stopped Malhotra near the front door, Malhotra began to struggle with the guard and then brandished a syringe while threatening to stab the agent, prosecutors said.
The guard was able to detain Malhotra for police.
Prosecutors charged him with armed robbery, aggravated battery of a merchant, and retail theft of more than $300.
A judge set Malhotra’s bail at $100,000.
|Mayor (inset) | Chicago Police Department|
Mayor was released this week on electronic monitoring.