Crystal Lake police are investigating a jewelry store robbery where an employee was hit in the face by the suspect on Saturday.

At around 3:05 p.m. on Saturday, the Crystal Lake Police Department responded to Dalzell Jewelers at 41 North Williams Street in Crystal Lake for a report of a robbery.

Authorities said that a black male had entered the store and asked to see specific jewelry. While being shown the jewelry, the suspect took two trays of diamond jewelry and fled from the business.

While fleeing from the business and employees, the suspect struck one of the employees with his hand who tried to stop him. The employee refused medical attention at the scene. No weapons were displayed or implied during the robbery. An accurate price of the stolen jewelry is not yet available, police said.

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The black male suspect was described as being in his 20’s with a medium build, approximately 6’1″ tall, wearing a black t-shirt with white lettering on it believed to be “Hoops”, gray sweatpants, and white athletic shoes. The suspect got into a getaway vehicle with a male black driver.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Crystal Lake Police Department at 815-356-3620 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 800-762-7867.

The robbery is still under investigation by the Crystal Lake Police Department.