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Suspect Arrested in Bleeding Heart Bakery Robbery

By Chuck Sudo in News on Dec 20, 2011 3:00PM

Oak Park Police arrested a suspect Friday in connection with the Dec. 5 robbery of Bleeding Heart Bakery's Oak Park store.

Travion D. Trapp, 19, was also charged with strong-armed assault for locking the lone clerk in the basement of the bakery. Trapp has a previous burglary conviction on his record and was out on parole after serving one year of a three-year sentence.

A statement released by the Oak Park Police Department read that a Chicago Police officer recognized Trapp from a previous traffic stop and noticed he looked similar to the artist's sketch based on the clerk's description of the suspect. An Oak Park Park District employee also contacted police with information placing Trapp in the suburb the day of the robbery.

"From there, it was a matter of good, old-fashioned police work - surveillance and arrest," Oak Park Police Chief Tanksley said.

Bleeding Heart Bakery will reopen their Oak Park store in time for the holidays while they look for a new location where their employees will feel safer working.