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Elgin cops: Machete-wielding robber stole tacos
By Harry Hitzeman | Daily Herald Staff
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Published: 11/16/2009 4:59 PM

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A machete-wielding man on Sunday robbed a man in Elgin of his taco dinner, police said.

The victim was walking back to his vehicle near Villa and Fulton streets at about 10:04 p.m. after buying 16 tacos for $41 when a man in a black ski mask and yellow hoodie came running out from a vacant building in the 800 block of Villa with a machete.

"He was walking back (to his vehicle) with his tacos. A guy came out with a machete and took his tacos," said Elgin Deputy Chief Jeff Swoboda.

The victim was not injured in the incident, Swoboda said.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9 who left in a 1990s light green Chrysler or Plymouth, police said.