CrimeSceneTape web copyThe Lake County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Sunday morning armed robbery in unincorporated Lake Villa of a BP Gas Station, where a man brandishing a handgun demanded cash, and fled the scene.

According to a news release issued by the Sheriff’s Office, the armed robbery happened at about 12:15 a.m., when authorities responded to the business at 36044 North Highway 45.

The suspect is described as a thinly built, 5-foot, 4-inch dark-skinned man wearing a black North Face jacket, black hat, black ski mask, blue jeans and black gloves.

“The male pointed a black handgun at the clerk and demanded money from the cash register,” the release states, “He fled the gas station after obtaining an undisclosed amount of money.”

The canine unit from the Lake Villa Police Department responded, tracking the suspect’s scent to a nearby lot, where the trail turned cold.

Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives responded and continue to investigate the armed robbery.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at (847) 549-5200 or Lake County CrimeStoppers at (847) 662-2222.

 
 

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