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Two gunmen rob Family Dollar store in Gurnee

Gurnee police officers respond to the Family Dollar in the 3500 block of Grand Avenue for an armed robbery Sunday evening. | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

Police are searching for two gunmen who robbed a Family Dollar store of money in Gurnee on Sunday.

The Gurnee Police Department responded around 5:20 p.m. Sunday to the Family Dollar, 3521 Grand Avenue, for a report of a panic alarm inside the business.

Gurnee Police Department Spokeswoman Shawn Gaylor said that officers learned two male black suspects entered the store.

Gurnee police officers respond to the Family Dollar in the 3500 block of Grand Avenue for an armed robbery Sunday evening. | Photo: Woo-Sung Shim / Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

The two men brandished a firearm and demanded money from the cash register. They took an unknown amount of cash.

The suspects fled the area in a vehicle before officers arrived, Gaylor said. Gurnee detectives are actively working the case to identify the men.

Witnesses described the suspects as young male blacks approximately 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10 with skinny builds. Both were wearing black clothing and white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Gurnee Police Department at 847-599-7000. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Lake County Crime Stoppers at lakecountycrimestoppers.com or 847-662-2222.


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