Rory A. Bowers, 37, of Gurnee (inset) was arrested and charged with robbing the Speedway, 3688 Grand Avenue in Gurnee, on October 18. | Background Photo: Google Street View

A man was arrested after he allegedly robbed a gas station next to his residence in Gurnee last week while indicating he was armed with a gun.

Rory A. Bowers, 37, of the 3700 block of Grand Avenue in Gurnee, was charged with aggravated robbery indicating a firearm, a Class 1 felony.

The Gurnee Police Department were called around 9:20 a.m. on October 18 to the Speedway, 3688 Grand Avenue in Gurnee, for a report of a robbery.

Court documents show Bowers allegedly took property from the gas station while threatening the use of force and indicating he was armed with a firearm.

Officers with the Gurnee Police Department arrested Bowers the same day of the incident.

The Gurnee Police Department has not released further information on the case.

Bowers had outstanding warrants at the time of his arrest for an assault and battery case and also an aggravated driving under the influence case, court records show.

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Lake County Judge Paul Novak ordered Bowers held in the Lake County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

Bowers, who would need to post $50,000 cash to be released from custody, is scheduled to appear in court again on November 10 for a preliminary hearing.