Officers arrested a Winthrop Harbor man who allegedly tried robbing a Walgreens in Waukegan at knifepoint after employees refused to hand over money to the man.
Nicholas Nikolovski, 28, of Winthrop Harbor, was charged with armed robbery, two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and resisting a peace officer.
Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip said officers responded around 7:45 p.m. Sunday to the Walgreens, 709 North Green Bay Road, for a report of an armed robbery.
A subject, later identified as Nikolovski, walked into the store while holding a knife in his hand.
The man demanded money from the clerk but the clerk refused his demands, Florip said.
Nikolovski fled the store on foot and officers began searching the area.
They located Nikolovski by Emily’s Pancake House, 488 North Green Bay Road.
Nikolovski would not obey commands and had to be tased before officers could take him into custody, Florip said.
Officers found a small amount of heroin and cocaine in Nikolovski’s possession.
The man appeared in bond court Tuesday morning and was ordered held on a $300,000 bond, court records show.
Nikolovski, who would need to post $30,000 cash to be released, is scheduled to appear in court again on Friday.