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Posted on: November 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Police Apprehend Individuals in Vehicular Robbery

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At approximately 10:34 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, Wheaton Police Officers responded to the 7-11 parking lot at 625 W. Roosevelt Road for a report of a person injured during a robbery.  

It was learned that the 49-year-old victim from Marengo, Ill., had arranged to purchase methamphetamine at Rathje Park, 616 S. Delles.

When the victim arrived at Rathje Park, he was approached by a male and female subject, later identified as Nathaniel Coorsen, 34, currently homeless with a last known address in Rolling Meadows, and Lindsay Brei, 35, currently homeless with a last known address in Mount Prospect.  

It is alleged that Coorsen exited the vehicle and punched the victim numerous times in his head and face, causing a fractured nose, two chipped teeth, lacerated lip and lacerated eyebrow.  It is alleged that Coorsen then removed the victim's wallet from his pocket and stole several debit cards from it. The victim's vehicle also was stolen during the incident. The victim was transported to the hospital for his injuries and later discharged.  

During the course of the investigation, the vehicle was located at Motel 6 in Rolling Meadows, where Coorsen and Brei were taken into custody with the assistance of the Rolling Meadows Police Department.

Nathaniel Coorsen was charged with vehicular hijacking, robbery, aggravated battery with serious injury, and aggravated battery in a public place. Lindsay Brei was charged with vehicular hijacking and robbery.   

coorsenNathaniel Coorsen

34 years old

breiLindsay Brei
35 years old

Notice to Public: The public is reminded that a complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant's guilt. Constitutionally, a defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which the government's burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. 

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