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Arrest warrants issued after Crystal Lake armed robbery suspects post on Snapchat, leading police to identify them

One suspect is in custody and a warrant has been issued for the other suspect after the two went on a robbery spree of several gas stations around Crystal Lake in March and then posted video online of the money they stole.

Arrest warrants were issued for Matthew J. Wegleiz, 23, of the 2200 block of South 59th Avenue in Cicero, and Shaquille DD Davidson, 24, of the 1400 block of South Canal Street in Chicago.

The Crystal Lake Police Department said that the duo was responsible for several armed gas station robberies throughout McHenry County and Lake County on March 24.

Surveillance photos released of the two suspects | Crystal Lake Police Department.

Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Tom Kotlowski said that the suspects robbed the Shell gas station, 4811 Northwest Highway in Crystal Lake around 6:47 p.m. March 24 and the Shell gas station, 280 North Route 31 in Crystal Lake, an hour later.

The two suspects then allegedly robbed other gas stations in Lake County that same night, including the Mobil gas station, 520 Newport Court in Island Lake. No injuries were reported in any of the robberies.

An anonymous tip was sent to Lake and McHenry County Scanner, identifying Davidson as one of the suspects two days after the robberies occurred.

Snapchat video posted online by Davidson shows contents of the robberies and the guns used | Screenshot of video obtained by Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

The anonymous tipster also forwarded Lake and McHenry County Scanner a recording of what Davidson had uploaded to his Snapchat account. It showed money, guns and merchandise from the robberies.

Lake and McHenry County Scanner forwarded the information and video to the Crystal Lake Police Department in March.

Davidson also posted several photos on his Instagram account of the gun used during the robberies. The caption on the photo read, “Need gone ASAP inbox 200 obo today!”

Instagram user shaqdaddy18.

Wegleiz was arrested by the Gurnee Police Department on Friday and charged with two counts of armed robbery, a Class X felony. Police have not yet arrested Davidson.

Wegleiz remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $1 million bond.


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