Man Suspected in Strong Arm Robbery in Custody in Chicago

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MENDOTA – The Mendota Police Department announced on Wednesday that a man suspected in an alleged strong arm robbery at a gas station near I-39 on April 10th has been taken into custody by the Chicago Police Department.   The suspect, identified as 51-year-old Earl E. Ratliff of Freeport, allegedly punched and kicked the victim during the robbery and reportedly drug them 18 feet across the parking lot.  Specific charges Ratliff is facing and his bond amount have not yet been announced.