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Man armed with gun robs Verizon Wireless store in Highland Park

Highland Park Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at a Verizon Wireless store on Friday.

Police were called at around 10:40 a.m. to the Verizon Wireless store located at 2090 Skokie Valley Road in Highland Park.

An employee at the store reported that the suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun, and ordered the employee to the floor. The suspect then stole several electronic devices and exited the store where he entered a vehicle that was driven by a second suspect and fled the area.

No one was injured during the robbery and no customers were present, officials said.

After securing the scene and obtaining information from the witness a local look out was broadcasted to local police officers.

Highland Park Police said that suspect #1 is described as a male black, 5’10” with a thin build, wearing a bandana as a head band and a scarf to cover his face. No description of suspect #2 who was the driver was obtained during the initial investigation. The suspects’ vehicle was reported to be a silver unknown make/model, police said.

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Other suburban Chicagoland agencies that have experienced similar incidents are assisting Highland Park Police Detectives in the investigation. The police department will also be alerting local businesses.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the Highland Park Police Department at (847) 432-7730.


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