Chicago Man Charged in Robbery of Naperville Portillo’s

By T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times

January 26, 2023

NAPERVILLE, IL – A Chicago man was charged in the robbery of a Naperville Portillo’s back in July.

Naperville police said, around 11:36 pm on July 20, 2022, Solomon Marshall, 21, of the 3400 block of W. Fulton Boulevard, allegedly approached two female employees of Portillo’s on foot as they were working in the drive-through lane of the restaurant.  Marshall allegedly indicated he had a firearm in his pocket and demanded money from the victims.  Marshall then allegedly ripped company fanny packs containing approximately $680 from the victims.  According to the victims, Marshall shouted at them to “Hurry up, I don’t want to have to do this!”  Marshall then fled the scene on foot.  Naperville police later identified Marshall as the suspect in the robbery.

Solomon Marshall

On January 23, 2023, Marshall was arrested on a fugitive from justice warrant out of Denver, Colorado and was then charged with the Portillo’s robbery on January 24th.

“The allegations that this defendant robbed two girls while they were working the drive-through lane at a local restaurant are very disturbing.  While Mr. Marshall may have not had a real gun with him, the paralyzing fear these girls experienced, believing Mr. Marshall to be armed, was real. Thankfully, neither of the victims was physically harmed. I commend the Naperville Police Department for their efforts not only on this case but for their continued efforts in protecting our residents and our businesses. I thank Assistant State’s Attorney Thomas Elsner for his efforts in preparing a strong case against Mr. Marshall.” said DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin in a statement.

“This case is a great example of our detectives’ dedication to this community and their determination to hold people accountable for crimes committed in our town.  I want to thank our Naperville Police Department personnel for their tireless work as well as State’s Attorney Bob Berlin and his office for their assistance in this case.”  said Naperville Police Chief Jason Arres in a statement.

Marshall has been charged with one count of aggravated robbery.  Marshall is expected in court for an arraignment hearing on February 21, 2023 in front of Judge Margaret O’Connell.