Police say they arrested a 35-year-old man wanted for stealing money from a convenience store during an armed robbery Monday evening in Harvard.
The Harvard Police Department responded around 6:42 p.m. Monday to Don Chepe Store, 201 South Ayer Street in Harvard, for a report of an armed robbery.
Harvard Deputy Police Chief Tyson Bauman said an unknown masked man entered the store and displayed a handgun.
The suspect demanded money and the two on-duty clerks gave the subject approximately $200 in cash.
The suspect fled the area in an unknown direction on foot. No one was injured during the robbery.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office sent a canine team to the scene to conduct a track of the area, Bauman said.
During the search, the handgun used in the robbery and the suspect’s clothing that was worn during the incident was discovered discarded near a dumpster in the adjacent parking lot.
It appeared the suspect had gotten into a vehicle and fled the area, Bauman said.
The Harvard Police Department continued the investigation throughout the night and police identified the suspect Tuesday morning.
They identified the man as George Herrera, 35, of the 700 block of West Metzen Street in Harvard.
Herrera was taken into custody around 7:40 a.m. Tuesday and charged with aggravated robbery.
Herrera was later transported to the McHenry County Jail and he is awaiting an appearance in bond court, Bauman said.
Court records show Herrera has multiple convictions in McHenry County for theft and forgery.