Chicago Police Arrest Tennessee Man in North Side Robbery
Registered Sex Offender Apprehended Fleeing Restaurant He Had Just Robbed
CHICAGO – Chicago Police arrested and charged a Tennessee man in connection with the robbery of a North Side restaurant that occurred early Sunday evening.
William Scott Castle, 43, of the 4200 block of Bloomingdale in Kingsport, Tennessee, was charged with three felony counts of Aggravated Robbery, three felony counts of Aggravated Kidnapping, three felony counts of Unlawful Restraint, and one felony count of Aggravated Attempted Robbery.
At approximately 6:10 p.m. on January, 20th, Castle entered a restaurant on the 3300 block of North Clark Street and asked a female employee permission to use the restaurant’s bathroom. After being shown the bathroom’s location, Castle grabbed the female employee by the collar, implied he had a weapon, and demanded all the money from the restaurant’s register. Once Castle was given the money,
he directed a female customer and her two children to the rear of the restaurant, where they locked themselves inside of a bathroom. The female employee was then forced to lock the front door and was subjected to unwanted sexual advances by Castle.
During this time, the female customer was able to alert her husband via cell phone, who in turn alerted the police, prompting a rapid response to the scene by Belmont (019th) District officers. As they arrived on scene, officers observed Castle inside struggling with the female employee, and they immediately surround the restaurant. As officers approached the front door, Castle was alerted to their presence and attempted to flee through the rear restaurant but was apprehended by police as soon as he exited.
Castle was positively identified and robbery proceeds were recovered from his person. Further investigation by the arresting officers revealed that Castle is a Registered Sex Offender in the state of Tennessee.