clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Waukegan police investigating four armed robberies

Police released this photo of a suspect in a Friday robbery at Illinois Cash Advance, 1352 N. Green Bay Road. Photo from Waukegan police.

(WAUKEGAN) Police in north suburban Waukegan are investigating four recent armed robberies, including one in which a suspect fired a shot at police.

The first robbery happened about 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Astro Title Max Loans at 223 S. Green Bay Rd., according to a Waukegan police statement. The suspect demanded cash and displayed a handgun tucked into his waistband.

He fled after an employee said there was no cash in the business, police said. No one was injured.

A second robbery happened about 6 p.m. Friday at Illinois Cash Advance at 1352 N. Green Bay Road, police said. An employee said a man robbed the business at gunpoint and fled.

Later that same day at 11:30 p.m., police responded to a home in the 500 block of Water Street for another armed robbery, police said. Two residents said a man forced them into their home at gunpoint, and took cash and cell phones.

Police released this photo of a suspect in a Friday robbery at Illinois Cash Advance, 1352 N. Green Bay Road. Photo from Waukegan police.

They believe he drove off in a gold, four-door sedan with rust on it, police said.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the area of Glen Rock Avenue and Lincoln Street where someone tried to rob a person, police said. Officers arrived and tried to approach a person in the area, but he fired one round at the police and ran away.

Waukegan police have not yet determined whether the same person is involved in all four incidents, but the general descriptions of him match, police said.

The suspect in all four incidents was generally described as a black man in his 20s with a thin build, between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-9, the statement indicates. The victims in the Illinois Cash Advance robbery said he was clean-shaven, while the victims of the robbery on Water Street said he had a freshly cut goatee and light brown eyes.

Anyone with information should call the police tip line at (847) 360-9001. Residents who see something suspicious should call 911.