Police say three suspects who were armed with guns robbed the clerk of a gas station convenience store in Woodstock before some were later arrested in Wisconsin.
The Woodstock Police Department responded around 1:30 a.m. Sunday to the Circle K, 155 South Eastwood Drive in Woodstock, for a report of an armed robbery.
Woodstock Police Chief John Lieb said three armed, masked subjects entered the store.
A fourth subject remained in the driver’s seat of their getaway vehicle.
The three suspects displayed firearms, which Lieb said it is unknown if they were real or fake, and demanded cash from the sole clerk in the store.
They exited with cash and store products. The suspects then fled northbound in the vehicle they arrived in.
A search for the vehicle in Woodstock was unsuccessful and the police department’s investigations division responded to the scene.
Neighboring police agencies were also provided with a description of the vehicle but it was not located the night of the incident, Lieb said.
Two days later on Tuesday, the vehicle was located crashed in West Allis, Wisconsin, and three subjects were arrested.
The fourth subject in the car was able to elude law enforcement.
Lieb said the subjects arrested were all juvenile males.
They were eventually released to their parents by West Allis, Wisconsin officers.
The West Allis Police Department was not aware of the armed robbery in Woodstock when they released the subjects, Lieb said.
Charges will be sought against the suspects once the investigation is completed.