Additional charges have been filed against a Round Lake Park man who allegedly robbed a gas station in Cary earlier this week and threatened to shoot the clerk.
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.
Police identified the suspect as Bryan J. Leider, 33, of the 200 block of Newhouse Lane in Round Lake Park.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges Leider threatened to shoot the clerk while displaying what was believed to be the grip of a handgun from his waistband.
The offender took cash and a bottle of soda and left the business before getting into a white SUV, Naydenoff said.
Court documents said Leider got away with approximately $700 in cash.
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.
Leider 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 Leider, to the armed robbery, Naydenoff said.
Leider was initially charged with one count of aggravated robbery, a Class 1 felony.
On Friday, additional charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, retail theft and disorderly conduct were filed against the man.
Leider was transported to the McHenry County Jail where he was ordered held on an $83,000 bond.
A hearing on a motion to reduce bond is scheduled for Monday.