UPDATE: Police said that the alleged victim has been arrested and charged with making a false police report.
A driver was forced out of their vehicle at gunpoint, punched and robbed by two men in Harvard Tuesday morning, police said.
The Harvard Police Department received a call at 9:58 a.m. Tuesday of an armed robbery near the Shell gas station, 1300 North Division Street.
Police officials said that a person was driving on Northfield Avenue when two men, one armed with an unknown type firearm, demanded the person to exit their vehicle. The victim was punched by one of the suspects and then had their wallet taken.
The two suspects fled on foot northwest from the location. Canine units from Kenosha County, Wisconsin and Winnebago County were called to assist with tracking the suspects.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office was also called to assist officers in the search.
Both suspects were described as male blacks, one was wearing a black sweatshirt, grey Dickie brand pants, with a crown tattoo on the neck and numerous tattoos on both arms. The other suspect was wearing a black hat, white shirt and had a teardrop tattoo near the left eye.
Harvard Community School District 50 schools were put on an exterior lockdown as a precaution until 11:45 a.m., school officials said.
“There is no indication of any danger to our students, but we are keeping everyone secure to ensure safety. Police have recommended we continue our school day,” school officials said in a statement.
Police have not said yet if any suspects were in custody.