Waukegan police are investigating two armed robberies that occurred at a popular restaurant and at a convenience store — just an hour apart Saturday evening.
The Waukegan Police Department responded around 8 p.m. Saturday to the Hoagie Hut, 2807 Grand Avenue, for a report of an armed robbery.
An employee told officers that two men, both average height and weight, entered the business and attempted to rob it at gunpoint, according to Waukegan Police Department Cmdr. Joe Florip.
One of the suspects was armed with a handgun and both fled the business on foot before they could take any money or property.
An hour later around 9 p.m., the Waukegan Police Department responded to Quickstop Food, 625 West Greenwood Avenue, for a report of an armed robbery.
An employee told officers that two men, both average height and weight, entered the business and robbed it at gunpoint. One of the suspects was armed with a handgun and both fled on foot after taking money and property, Florip said.
The Waukegan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is investigating both robberies. “The CID recognizes the similarities in the incidents, but is investigating these acts independently,” Florip said.
Surveillance photos were not available of either robbery, Florip told Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
Police are not releasing how much money or what property was stolen during the second robbery. Anyone with information on either incident is asked to contact the Waukegan Police Department’s tip line at 847-360-9001.