Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the
Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced today the arrest of three area men, who were charged with plotting the armed robbery of a suspected drug dealer. Chicago
MILJKAN DOSEN, age 23, a naturalized US citizen originally from Bosnia, whose last known address was 1104 West Taylor Street in Chicago; DOMENIKO ELIZI, age 22, an Albanian national who resides at 2 North 444 Pearl Street in Glen Ellyn; and SINISA MURATOVIC, age 24, a Bosnian national whose last known address was 2431 West Lunt in Chicago, were all arrested last week, without incident, by FBI Special Agents at their respective residences. All three men were charged in a grand jury indictment returned last month with Conspiracy, Attempted Robbery in violation of the Hobbs Act and violating Federal Firearms laws, all of which are felony offenses.
According to the indictment, beginning in the fall of 2008 the three men planned to commit an armed robbery of an individual, whom they suspected would be in possession of a large quantity of cash which was to be used to purchase illegal drugs. The indictment alleges that on December 8, 2008, the three men went to a location in west suburban
Addison, where they surveilled both a truck and its driver, which they suspected of containing the cash.
The indictment further alleges that at the time of the surveillance, the three men were armed with weapons and other items used for the robbery, including duct tape, gasoline cans, and a chemical spray which would be used to incapacitate the intended victim(s).
After watching the vehicle and driver they suspected of containing the money, the three men abandoned their plan without approaching the vehicle. Subsequent investigation conducted by the FBI developed additional information about this plot, including the fact that the three men continued to discuss the plot for several weeks after the December 8th surveillance, and which led to the filing of the charges announced today.
All three men appeared before Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole in
following their arrests, at which time they were formally charged. Magistrate Cole ordered the three men held without bond, pending their next scheduled court appearance. If convicted of the charges filed against them, DOSEN, ELIZI and MURATOVIC each face a possible sentence of up to thirty (30) years incarceration and a fine of $200,000. Chicago