Two years ago today Extra Value Liquors was of approximately $150,000 in cash and the owner is determined to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Owner Basim A. Esmail continues to offer a $40,000 reward for the recovery of the cash and an additional $10,000 for the arrest and conviction of the armed robbers. Additionally Naperville Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the bandits.
Esmail told Patch in an email the reward is being offered in part because of the large sum of money that was lost.
According to police reports at 1:30 a.m. older model blue Chevrolet Caprice pulled up and a man got out of the vehicle, robbing the store’s employee who was walking to his car at the time. Police said the vehicle was a dark, four-door sedan. The vehicle had two occupants, one who was described as about 5-feet-11-inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He was wearing a dark hoodie sweatshirt and possibly a nylon ski mask, according to Naperville police.
never disclosed the sum taken in the robbery, nor disclosed that it was the business’s owner who was robbed.
The case remains active.
If anyone witnessed this incident or has information regarding the suspects involved, they are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 630-420-6006.