Two men, who were armed with a knife and a replica gun, robbed a man on a walking path in a Long Grove neighborhood during a meetup to smoke marijuana, police said.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Stonehaven Drive and Hearthmoor Court in Long Grove around 8:45 p.m. Thursday.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said dispatchers received a call for an unknown problem in the area.
Dispatchers were later informed that a 19-year-old Buffalo Grove was robbed and being chased by two offenders.
The sheriff’s deputy assigned to Long Grove arrived quickly and located the victim.
The victim initially stated he was robbed on the walking path in the subdivision as he was walking to meet with some friends.
Covelli said that sheriff’s deputies asked additional questions and the victim admitted he was going to meet two individuals to smoke cannabis.
When he met with them, they robbed him.
Deputies determined that one of the suspects, Justin Sutherland, 18, of the 4400 block of Pebble Creek Lane in Long Grove, brandished a knife and demanded the victim’s property.
Another person with Sutherland, an unknown male between the ages of 16-18, brandished a firearm.
Sutherland allegedly went through the victim’s pockets and stole various items.
The victim was able to push away from Sutherland and the other offender and flee on foot, Covelli said.
Sheriff’s deputies made contact with Sutherland at his residence and recovered the victim’s stolen property along with the knife and gun used in the incident.
The gun was a metal BB gun, which looked like a real firearm, Covelli said.
Sutherland was arrested and charged with armed robbery, a Class X felony, and aggravated robbery, a Class 2 felony.
Lake County Judge Raymond Collins ordered Sutherland held on a $150,000 bond.
Covelli said sheriff’s detectives are conducting a follow-up investigation to determine the identity of Sutherland’s accomplice.