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Clerk threatened with knife during armed robbery in Fox Lake

Photo provided by the Fox Lake Police Department

Police are searching for a man who robbed a Phillips 66 gas station in Fox Lake at knifepoint on Friday and fled the scene with cash.

The Fox Lake Police Department said that at 4:40 a.m. a robber walked into the Phillips 66 gas station at 20 North Route 12 and gave a note to the clerk demanding money. The suspect threatened the clerk with the knife and fled the scene on foot with a small amount of cash.

The armed robber is described as a heavy set white man between 20 to 30 years old and 5-foot-9. He was wearing a camouflage scarf over his mouth and nose and had surgical tape cut into strips outlining his eyes, police said. He was also wearing a gray fleece hooded sweatshirt and blue or green cargo-style pants.

Police said the suspect fled on foot southbound from the scene.

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Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fox Lake Police Department at 847-587-3100.