Sheriff’s detectives obtained arrest warrant for man in connection with armed robbery in unincorporated Waukegan.
On December 13, 2019, at approximately 3:50PM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in the 36600 block of North Adelphi Avenue, Waukegan, for an armed robbery. The victim, a 41-year-old man, was working on a vehicle in a detached garage on the property. He was approached by three male subjects who entered the garage and confronted him. One of the subjects was armed with a metal pipe.
The three ordered the victim to give them his cash, cell phone, and the jewelry he was wearing. The victim handed the men everything they demanded. Then, one of the men, later identified as Eric Giles, 22, of the 1400 block of Leith Avenue, Waukegan, shoved the victim to the ground. One of the other offenders then struck the victim several times with the metal pipe. The three fled.
The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Sheriff’s detectives positively identified Giles as being involved in the incident and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved an arrest warrant for the charges armed robbery (class x felony) and aggravated robbery (class 1 felony) for Giles. On December 16, 2019, a Lake County Judge set bond on the warrant at $500,000.00.
Giles, after learning he had a warrant for his arrest, surrendered himself to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office this morning. He will appear for an initial court hearing today.
Sheriff’s detectives continue working to identify the other two involved in the armed robbery. Anyone with information should contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 847-377-4000 or Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222.
Sheriff’s detectives believe this was a targeted incident.
All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.