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Employee tied up, $57,000 worth of merchandise stolen during armed robbery at Buffalo Grove AT&T store

The AT&T Store, located at 55 North McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove. | Photo: Google Street View.

A suspect who restrained an employee during an armed robbery and stole $57,000 worth of merchandise from an AT&T store in Buffalo Grove has been arrested, police said.

The Buffalo Grove Police Department responded around 5:40 p.m. Monday to the AT&T Store, 55 North McHenry Road, for a report of an armed robbery.

Officers located an employee of the store restrained with plastic ties in the restroom, according to the Buffalo Grove Police Department.

The store’s video surveillance system provided officers with a detailed description of the offender. Police say he was armed with what appeared to be a handgun.

During the robbery, the suspect stole $57,000 worth of merchandise. The employee was uninjured and was the only victim of the incident.

“Through diligent investigative efforts, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) was able to locate the suspect near the 400 block of 103rd Street in Chicago,” officials said in a statement.

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Marcus Scott, 37, of Chicago, was found in possession of a handgun and arrested by Chicago police. They charged Scott with unlawful use of weapon by a felon, a class 3 felony.

A continued investigation led to the recovery of all merchandise stolen from the AT&T store, Buffalo Grove police said.

The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved a felony warrant for armed robbery and aggravated unlawful restraint, which carries a $500,000 bond.

The Buffalo Grove Police Department said they plan to serve the warrant upon Scott’s release from the Cook County Jail.

“The efforts of the Buffalo Grove Police Department, combined with the Chicago Police Department, should be commended for the swift resolution to this incident,” officials said.


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