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Robbins man wanted for robbing Orland Park gas station

Gary L. Smith | Orland Park police

Surveillance photo of the suspect who robbed an Orland Park gas station at gunpoint. | Orland Park police

Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a south suburban man suspected of robbing a gas station at gunpoint last month in southwest suburban Orland Park.

A felony warrant was issued Sept. 4 for Gary L. Smith, 26, of Robbins, who should be considered armed and dangerous, according to Orland Park police.

About 11:10 p.m. Aug. 22, he walked into the Mobil station at 11200 W. 183rd St. and asked for the price of a carton of Newport cigarettes, police said.

When the cashier began looking up the price, he pulled a black handgun from his waistband and ordered the cashier to give him all the Newports and money, police said. He got away with about 12 cartons of cigarettes and a small amount of cash from the register.

He got into a newer-model, silver four-door Chevrolet Impala, driven by another person and they headed northbound on Wolf Road, then eastbound on 183rd, police said.

Smith is described as a black man about 27, between 6-foot and 6-foot-3, 200-230 pounds with short black hair, brown eyes and thin mustache.

Anyone with information should call police at (708) 349-4111.