Delores R. Hillary, 21, of Lake Geneva, Wis..

Antioch police officers walked into a Culver’s last week and stopped an armed robbery in progress, police officials said.

Delores R. Hillary, 21, of Lake Geneva, Wis., was charged with armed robbery, aggravated robbery and burglary.

The Antioch Police Department responded on March 22 at 8:04 p.m. to the Culver’s, 451 East Route 173, after employees called 911 to report a wanted female inside the business.

Antioch Police Chief Steve Huffman said that officers responded and took Hillary into custody. They learned that they had interrupted an armed robbery.

“Seconds before law enforcement arrived on scene, Hillary had delivered a hand-written note to a Culver’s employee, demanding money,” Huffman said.

The woman also displayed a gun, later determined to be a pellet gun, to the employees during the robbery. No one was injured.

Huffman said that Hillary was wanted for previously entering this same Culver’s and trying to take cash from the registers. She did the same to the Taco Bell, 322 West Route 173 on March 17, Huffman added. In both those incidents, she fled the scene before officers arrived.

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Joseph D. Shaffer, 32, of Lake Villa.

Joseph D. Shaffer, 32, of Lake Villa, was charged with accomplice to an aggravated robbery, after officers found him in the parking lot of the restaurant inside his vehicle. Huffman said that Hillary was friends with Shaffer and he was the one who drove her to the business.

Hillary remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $200,000 bond and Shaffer remains held on a $75,000 bond. Both are scheduled to appear in court on April 10.


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