Investigators Look Into Monday Morning Robbery

Deer Park, IL (WLIP)–Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives are probing an armed robbery that shook a gas station on North Rand Road in Deer Park Monday morning.

At around 4:45 a.m. on May 13, 2024, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies rushed to the scene following a distress call from the station clerk, who reported being robbed.

According to the victim, the robber, cloaked in a hooded sweatshirt, mask, and gloves, brandished a pistol upon entry.

After coercing the clerk into a restroom, the assailant made off with cigarettes and fled eastward on foot, evading capture.

Although physically unharmed, the clerk was transported to a nearby hospital due to feeling lightheaded following the ordeal.

The investigation is on-going.