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Waukegan man wanted for robbery in Mundelein arrested following brief standoff with police

Cory R. Cooper, 22, of Waukegan.

A Waukegan man wanted for a robbery in Mundelein was arrested following a brief standoff with police that ended when K-9 Dax and K-9 Duke barked at the man.

Cory R. Cooper, 22, of the 500 block of Cummings Avenue in Waukegan, was wanted by the Mundelein Police Department for a robbery and wanted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office for felony theft.

The warrants carry a total of a $110,000 bond. Cooper was previously convicted of pointing a gun at police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team learned that Cooper was living at a family member’s home in the 500 block of Cummings Avenue in Waukegan.

The Sheriff’s Warrants Team conducted surveillance around 9 a.m. Friday at the single-family home, which is divided into two apartments, according to Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli.

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Police observed Cooper come outside briefly before going back inside. Deputies approached the house and Cooper attempted to flee out a bathroom window.

He retreated back into the house when he saw deputies and Waukegan police officers in the back of the home, Covelli said.

Police made entry into the home and Cooper left his apartment. He used an access door to hide in a second-level foyer leading to the other apartment.

The man concealed himself under blankets in the foyer and initially refused to exit from his hiding spot, Covelli said.

Sheriff’s canines Dax and Duke arrived and began aggressively barking at Cooper, who then surrendered without incident and was taken into custody.

Cooper is being held at the Lake County jail and will appear in court on Sunday.


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