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Crystal Lake Police Investigate an Attempted Armed Robbery

Post Date:11/01/2019

Crystal Lake, IL – On October 31st, 2019, at approximately 9:18 PM, Crystal Lake Police were dispatched to the Crystal Lake Mobil, located at 250 N. Route 31, for a report of an Attempted Armed Robbery that had just occurred.

Upon arrival, Officers learned one suspect entered the store, displayed a suspected handgun and demanded United States Currency from the cashier. The suspect fled the store without any currency or merchandise upon the sounding of an audible alarm. The suspect was last seen running north from the scene. No injuries were reported

Witnesses described the suspect as a white female, 20-30 years of age, approximately 5’5” and weighing approximately 200 pounds.

This case remains an active investigation. Crystal Lake Police are requesting that anyone who may have information regarding this case to contact the Crystal Lake Police Department. There are several methods to do so. 

By phone at (815) 356-3620 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 762-STOP (7867) for those who wish to remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers does pay cash rewards for information leading to the arrest of any individual.

In addition, anyone with a cell phone can send an anonymous tip to the Crystal Lake Police Department by texting the word CLPDTIP along with the tip information to 847411 (tip411). Normal text messaging rates do apply.    

Anonymous web tips can also be submitted at:

Date: November 1, 2019
Contact: Deputy Chief Kotlowski
Phone: (815) 356-3730
Department: Crystal Lake Police Department

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