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Latino Daily News

Monday July 30, 2012

LATINO BLOTTER: Robbery Suspect Jesus Martinez Identified by Tattooed Forehead

LATINO BLOTTER: Robbery Suspect Jesus Martinez Identified by Tattooed Forehead

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During a robbery it can be hard to get a glimpse of one’s attacker, but a very obvious forehead tattoo helped one victim send her robber straight to jail.

A man was recently arrested in the suburb of Elgin, northwest of Chicago, and easily identified by multiple tattoos on his head.

Jesus K. Martinez, 22, was arrested and charged with armed robbery with a firearm and robbery after he robbed someone at gunpoint in an alley near 217 Oak Street.

The victim called police and using the victim’s description of the suspect, which included tattoos on the face, officers were able to pick up Martinez within minutes.

When arrested, officers found the victim’s cash and business checks on Martinez.

Martinez was released on parole in December after serving 10 months of a two-year sentence for theft.