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The original item was published from 12/5/2018 10:31:25 AM to 12/20/2018 12:00:02 AM.

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Shields Township Armed Robbery

Offender with Gun

On December 5, 2018, at approximately 4:00AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a gas station in the 28700 block of North Waukegan Road, Shields Township, for a delayed armed robbery report.

Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and spoke to the clerk.  The clerk said approximately 45 minutes prior, a man came into the gas station and attempted to purchase cigarettes and alcohol.  The man handed the clerk a credit card, which was declined.  The man then threatened the clerk, reached toward his waistband, displayed a firearm, and told the clerk to give him the cigarettes.  The man took the cigarettes and fled.

The man is described as an African-American male in his 20’s.  He was wearing a black hat, black hooded sweatshirt, and blue jeans.  

Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating.  Anyone with information or anyone recognizing the man in the attached photos is encouraged to call Detectives at 847-377-4147 or Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222.

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