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Police searching for armed man who tried robbing McHenry convenience store

Surveillance camera photos provided by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a man with a butcher knife that tried robbing a convenience store in unincorporated McHenry.

Police responded to a call of an attempted armed robbery around 9 p.m. Thursday at Nezda’s Little Store, 502 West Ringwood Road in unincorporated McHenry.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said that a man armed with a butcher knife entered the store and tried robbing it. No one was hurt during the incident.

The suspect was wearing a blue Purdue hoodie with a camo bandana wrapped around his face. He is around 5-foot-5 and was seen carrying a black book bag, authorities said.

“If you live in that area please check your security and Ring cameras to see if you caught this unknown man either on his way to the store or after he fled,” the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

No further information has been released by authorities.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 815-334-4750 or CrimeStoppers at 800-762-7867. Tips can also be emailed to

Sam Borcia

Senior News Editor at Lake & McHenry County Scanner
Sam has been with Lake and McHenry County Scanner since 2012 as a senior news editor helping cover breaking news for Lake County and McHenry County. He also regularly contributes photographs of news scenes for the Lake County area.
Sam Borcia

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