A Round Lake Park man who allegedly robbed a gas station in Cary while armed with a gun was taken into custody on Wednesday, police said.
The Cary Police Department received a call around 10:05 p.m. Tuesday for an armed robbery that occurred at the Marathon gas station, located at First Street and Route 14.
The clerk, who was the victim of the robbery, reported an armed man entered the business, according to Cary Deputy Police Chief Scott Naydenoff.
The suspect displayed the grip of a pistol in the waistband of his pants and demanded money.
The offender took cash and a bottle of soda and left the business before getting into a white SUV, Naydenoff said.
He drove a short distance before crashing his vehicle into a traffic signal and sign belonging to a private business at the intersection of First Street and Route 14.
The offender was last seen fleeing on foot southbound across Route 14.
Officers attempted to locate the offender in the immediate area with the use of a police canine but were unsuccessful, Naydenoff said.
Patrol officers were dispatched to what was believed to be an unrelated incident Wednesday morning.
“In the course of investigating the incident, officers recognized similarities in the description of a subject involved in the incident, and the offender from the armed robbery,” Naydenoff said.
Further investigation revealed evidence connecting the subject, identified as Bryan J. Leider, to the armed robbery.
Leider, 33, of the 200 block of Newhouse Lane in Round Lake Park, was charged with one count of aggravated robbery, a Class 1 felony.
Leider was transported to the McHenry County Jail where he was ordered held on an $80,000 bond.
Additional charges against Leider are possible, Naydenoff said. A bond hearing is scheduled for Monday.