Armed Robbery Hoax Leads Police to Sauk Village Address

The search for "Sara Jackson," who had called police claiming she was robbed, resulted in a check of several area hotels before police found that the claims were unfounded, according to a report.

A phony armed robbery call lead people to investigate a Sauk Village home.

A woman who called herself "Sara Jackson" claimed that a man with buzz-cut hair pulled a revolver on her and stole $150 while she was in Room 325 at Sleep Inn, 18420 S. Spring Dr., on Nov. 23, according to a Tinley Park police report.

Police spoke with the desk clerk and learned that the Sleep Inn does not have a room 325 and no one staying there under the name "Sara Jackson," the report states.

Diligent cops then called six other area hotels and motels in search of "Sara Jackson," the report states. However, the woman couldn't be found.

Eventually, police learned that the 911 call was placed from an address in Sauk Village, the report states. Police in the town checked on the residence but the people inside refused to cooperate with the investigation. Calls placed to the number went straight to voicemail.

Officers concluded that the armed robbery was a hoax.

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